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Mansur Abdul Hakim has written this bank with 
the intention of awakening women to reality. They may 
be cautions and not misled by mischievous promise*! 
of a liberated life. 

Examples of women who deserve to go to I Icll arc 
given. This portion tells them of the things and way of 
life they must avoid. Some outstanding pious women 
whose lives they may emulate are also mentioned. 

There follows a description of Hell and its inmates 
Perhaps in learning of this, we may fear our 
consequences and correct our lives. 

Next there is glimpse of the lives of women who 
had an ideal opportunity to live with Prophets, but they 
lost it. Their objective was to portray their individual 
personality as distinct from their husband. 

Umm Jamil and her husband Abu Lahab arc neat 
mentioned. They did the most they could to make life 
difficult for the noble Prophet # but they had to pay 
dearly in this life and will face punishment in the next, 
A brief account of Prophet Yahya's *W life follow*. 
The role of Salumi and Herodiya in his life in described 
Daughter and mother - whose Biblical named are Scluinc 
and Herodias - were responsible for killing the Prophci 


The book winds up with a conclusion and IOUDCJ 
advice for women. 

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Mansoor Abul Hakim 

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Words of ATlah 

The Prophet's e saying - 

Dedication — ■ 



Mostly women were observed in Hell - why? 

Men who were given tidings of Hell - — — 

What did the Prophet & see in Hell — 

Some kinds of women who will go to HelJ 

The grumbler 

The woman who adorns herself --* — ■ 

The first kind — 

The second kind 

The woman who apes men, tattoos, cuts hair short and 

i iatu re 

Women who kill animals & birds 

Polytheist and hypocrite woman — — * — «~ 

Indecent woman 

Arrogant woman 

The quarrelsome woman 

Disobedient wife 

I low may a woman keep away from Hell 

Some excellent women ■ — 



Hell and its inmates — 

Nature of Hell-fire «•— 

Fetters and iron rods of Hell — - 

Valleys, mountains, rivers & drinks of Hell 

Fuel for fire — — 

Votaries of tyrants will be dogs of Hell 

Food, drink & clothing in Hell 

Their last call 

The shriek of the dwellers of Hell — 

The least punished in HelJ 

Hell's complaint to Allah 

Seven doors of Hell - — 

-- 7 













Women who received tidings of Hell 

The wife of Sayyidina Nuh &£S 

Who was she 

Invitation to his people 

Descent — — 

The ark and the deluge 

The wife of sayyidina Lut $sB 

The Prophet's upbringing 

It is not easy to be a Muslim *; -— 




— — 68 






Prophet Lot 131 faced wife's opposition — — 

Fate of Prophet Lut 1 s #sS wife 

Invitation to near relatives — 

Umm Jamil's opposition ; 

Her fate in the world 

Salumi and Hirodiya -— — — 81 

Their punishment 81 

Sayyidina Yahya *£* — - — 81 

Murder of Sayyidina Yahya & Zakariya fS-Ji U4> 83 

Conclusion 87 

About the book — - 91 


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Surely We have prepared for the disbelievers chains, and 
fetters, and a blazing fire. iTbrfj 

Give them the tidings uf a painful chastisement. (3:21) 

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And We have prepared for him who belie* the Hour a 
blazing fire. (25:11) 

And give tidings of a painful chastisement to those who 
disbelieve. f*jj 

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They shall have no food but of bitter thorns, neither 
noarishing, nor satisfying hunger. (88:6-7) 






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I looked into Hell and, behold, most of its denizens are 
women! (Bukhtrf, # 29f 


I dedicate this book to every Muslim woman - a 
mother, daughter or wife. I hope this book will 
Serve her as a guiding light in this difficult hour of 
trial and during the great signs of the Last Hour, 
that we have observed with our eyes. 
Perchance we will overcome our negligence and 
we may regain our senses before we face the 
consequences of our evil in the Hereafter 


Mm mil r Abdul Hakim 
Mttimmitmi (Wakil) 


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Some people keep asking about the deni/ens of Hell and 
the reason why women will go to Hell In large numbers. The 
Hadith that mentions this bears a significant meaning. Never 
does Allah lei anyone fear in both the worlds. If anyone fears 
Allah in this world then Allah will keep him safe from 
punishment in the next world. 

The Hadith about Hell is not hard on the man who is 
involved in anxieties and hardship in this world, for him there 
is hope in the Hereafter which is the real life. 

We will examine through the light of the book and Summit 
the Hell that a Believer fears, which kind of women deserve to 
go to I lell? What causes one to go to Hell? 

We will look into the lies of women of previous unmiah and 
of this Utmtmfl who were liable to go to Hell. We can include all 
disobedient women in that bracket. Our aim, however, is only 
to give admonition, and that lesson should be drawn from this 

Perhaps we will wake up from our slumber of negligence 
and walk the path worthy of Paradise. The Prophet $£ said, 
"Women are more deserving of Hell, and when I peeped into 
Paradise, I saw mostly the poor/' 



We will learn from the following pages what the signs of 
Ihe dwellers of Hell are. Disobedient women always cause 

We prav to Allah for guidance and help. Surely, He is over 
all things Powerful May Allah accept our effort and put it on 
the pan of good deeds on our scale on the Day of resurection to 
outweigh (the evil deeds), Aameen 

Mansur Abdul Hakim 
Mtihitmwtui (Wakil) 


Mostly women were observed in tiell -why? 

What did Allah's Messenger see in Hell? 

# Who will be the dwellers of Hell? 

Why are women more deserving of Hell? 

Some examples of women of Hel I. 

How may women get deliverance from Hell? 

Some most excellent women. 

(M^jJl J**- J* -fr (fc— * 



We have no intention to accuse women when we say that 
they will be in a majority in Hell. These are not our words, but 
the words of Allah's Messenger J$£, He had seen Hell with his 
eyes and had observed that mostly women were fuel of the fire 
of Hell. He was asked, "O Messenger of Allah, why were more 
women (than men) observed in Hell?" He said, "It is thai you 
curse people (often) and vou are ungrateful to your husbands. 
Though he may be kind to you always yet if he happens to be 
unkind once, you tell him that you have never observed good 
in him."0 

One day/ Allah's Messenger Sfc spoke words of advice and 
admonition to a group of women. He told them of those things 
that could take them to Hell. He also disclosed to them the 
things which may del [ever them from Hell. He said to them, 
"O women f Give charity often. 1 have seen more of you in Hell. 
Surely, you are given to curse and show ingratitude to your 
husbands. 1 have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence 
and more deficient in religion than you yet you can fool an 
intelligent and wise man/' They asked, "How is our 
intelligence and religion deficient?" He said to them, "Is not 
the testimony of a woman hah that of a man's testimony? This 
is woman's deficiency in intelligence. And is it not that while a 
woman menstruates, she does not offer snltih or observe 
fasting? This is her deficiency in religion."* 

Ingratitude to husband is not to recognise his kindness, but 
that is not the only reason. The main reason that is most 
detrimental to a woman is her habit of cursing other people 
and her refusal to be satisfied with her lot in life. Women are 
inclined often to have tall ambitions, to complain much and 

ilukhdh, MrtJith # 3ft 

• Muslim lis ridrrdtL'il hv Abu I JumvmIi ■#■ . I Likim. e\e. 



they have a blind sense of honour. They will take false oaths 
and they are a trial tor men and are mischievous.* 

If a man obeys his wife then that often turns out to be 
harmful to him because in that case he will be actually 
pursuing his lust though she is his wife. Rather, man must 
obey his mother as long as that does not result in disobedience 
to Allah.* 

However, this does not imply that there are no wise 
women in the world with worthwhile advice to give. There 
certainly are women who can profer sound advice, but we are 
concerned here with those women who are disobedient to 
Allah and to His Messenger w and they are found in a very 
large number in this age. We cannot say that the woman of 
today who keeps up with fashion has worthwhile advice to 
profer, for, she is detrimental to her own self and her society. 
The man who does not mind if his wife aborns herself and 
goes out without veil is a cuckold. Such a man is his wife's 
obedient slave and, in fact, he obeys the devil whom his wife 
also obeys. Of course, there are people in our time who are 
deeply religious and who follow the teachings of the Prophet 
S to their best. In fact, we have already written a book about 
women who have been given glad tidings of Paradise - of 
whom we read in the Holy Our* an and in the Prophet's $ft 


The Qur*an speaks of the people of Hell as it does of the 
people of Paradise. The Prophet &£ gave glad tidings of 
Paradise to his sahabah $& by name and to those who were 
present on certain occasions, like the Battle of Badr and the 
bay'ah ridwan* and both men and women are included in 
these glad tidings. The QurlTn gives tidings of both Paradise 
and Hell specifically as well as in relation to deeds* However, 

• Allah's Messenger i&£ said, "I leave behind n» trial mure harmful to men than 

women." (Tirmijhi) (Mtisuad Ahmad) 
S Men W9K ru fned when tlwy submitted in obedience to wnmen. (Musnad Ahmad, 

Tabarani Kabir, Mustadrak I (Jakinv) 
G The pledge offered by the Sahabah at Etudybiyah in t» AH to fight frgafnst the 

Quraysli should Uthman ^fc COfftG to harm at men hands 



one who associates anything with Allah is forbidden entry into 
Paradise. Allah says: 

And give tidings of a painful chastisement to those who 
disbelieve, {9:3) 

And, He also says: 

f ****- r*^ ,^ *>^*":V ; >Ti. r if f -^-r^ 

(It shall be said:) Assemble those who did evil, and their 
companions, and what they used to worship besides Allah, 
then lead them to the path of Hell, (3732-13) 

There are more such verses in Allah's Book. The Ahadith 
also tell us of Paradise and Hell. Thus, a chief of the Makkan 
idolaters, Ubayy ibn Khalaf, brought a decayed bone and 
scratching it, he asked, "You* claim that your Lord will 
resurrect the dead. Tell me, who will revive this (bone)" and he 
broke the bone into tiny pieces. 

The Prophet JsPf said, "Yes! Allah will give you death. 

Then he will give you life again and admit you to 


And this verse was revealed: 


And he strikes for Us a similitude and forgets his own 
creation. He says, "Who shall revive the bones when they 
are decayed rotten?" Say, "He shall revive them Who 

I i.ikim. Bayhaqi; Ibn Kathir has stated in his tafsir that Aas ibn Wail picked up & 
hoiu' and asked the question. Ibn Kathir also said on the authority of Mujahid and 
Ikrimah that this verse was revealed Ct ulcer ing Ubayy ibn Khalaf, 



originated them the first time. And He is the Knower of 
ev ery creati on. " (3& 78- 79) 

These people who were given tidings of Hell were 
hard-hearted and obstinate. They were deprived or the inner 
eye and they disbelieved only out ot their mulish 'no give-in' 
attitude. They followed in the footstep of the devil and rejected 
the call of the Prophets f*~J> p^M and presisted on the path of 
their forefathers which suited them. Take the example of Abu 
Jahl. He was a chief of the Makkan idolaters. He did not 
inwardly deny the existence of the Creator, but he could not 
tolerate the Prophet $& who was of the Banu Hashim. He 
wanted a Prophet from another tribe. He* would say, "We do 
not reject you but we reject your message." The verse was 


...they belie not you, but the evildoers in fact deny the 
revelation of Allah. «W3j 

. One day, Abu Jahl said to his henchmen, "Indeed 
Muhammad is true. He has never spoken a lie. But if the 
offspring of Qusay- take away everything from hosting the 
pilgrims to the nadwah (the counselling) and now the 
prophethood then what remains for the Quraysh?" This was 
how they disbelieved, but today people simply reject the 
existence of Cod and this kind of disbelief is more serious. 
However, both kinds are fuel for fire. 


In the nine books of Ahadith, there are about one thousand 
nine hundred and forty Ahadith about Hell. They describe 
Hell, some of its dwellers and the reasons why they are going 
there. Each of them inspires fear in the heart of a Believer 
whose hair will stand on end, 

The. Prophet j§b found that most of its dwellers are women. 
He said to an assembly of women, "Accustom yourselves to 
give charity even if you have to give your jewellery because 
you outnumber men in Hell. You curse too mu$h and show 



ingratitude to your husband* And I have not seen anyone as 
deficient in religion and in intelligence as women yet they gain 
an upparhand over men. The testimony of two women is equal 
to a man's testimony, and every woman experiences a certain 
period of time - as Allah wills - during which she does not 
prostrate before Allah,"® 

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas 4fe reported that during a solar 
eclipse, the Prophet $& offered salah in which he stood for a 
long time - as much as it takes to recite al-Baqarah, The ruku' 
(bowing posture) was also lengthy and when he arose from it 
he again stood long but this was shorter than the first standing. 
He bowed again in ruku' but it was a shorter ruku' than the 
first Then he prostrated and stood up a standing shorter than 
the former standing, and went into ruku' for a long bowing 
which was shorter than the first bowing. Then he prostrated 
and when he had finished the salah, the sun was visible. He 
said, "The sun and moon are Allah's signs. They are not 
eclipsed because of anybody's birth or death. When you see it 
remember Allah." The sahabah ^ submitted. "Of Messenger 
of Allah! We saw you take something in your hand while you 
were in the standing posture. Then you moved back. (Why did 
you do that?}." He said, "I had seen Paradise and tried to pick 
a bunch of grapes (from there). If I had taken it then you would 
have eaten from it tell the end of the world. And I saw Hell and 
I have never seen a more dreadful sight. 1 saw mostly women 
among the inhabitants of Hell." The sahabah Mv asked, "Of 
Messenger of Allah, why is that so?" He said, "They are 
ungrateful/' They asked, "They are so with their husband. 
They do not recognise kindness and favour. If you are kind to a 
woman for a period of time and she faces an unpleasantness 
with you any time then she says, 'I have never seen you 
display kindness,'* 

The Prophet $1 did not see this in a dream. Rather, he 
observed it with his eyes. However, he was ra'uf and rahim 

MusLuln.V p I.V.-I -\ 

The Hatlith in Bukhari and Muslim tells us that he said to women: Give chanty 
often because most of you »r*» fuel for Hell-fire. You complain often and are 
unthankful to your husband. 



('full of pity' and 'compassionate) - and Allah also describes 
him with these attributes* - so, this situation was painful to 
him. He sought to rectify the situation by advising women to 
give charity often. Charity pacifies Divine wrath. There is a 
Hadith in BitUmn that he emerged form his home on an Eid 
day. He offered the two raka'at stihih of Eid - he did not offer 
any other saltth that day besides that before or after [apart from 
the prescribed). Then he addressed the women and 
commanded them to give chanty. They responded prompty by 
offering their jewellery. 

The Prophet $£ desired that somehow the women should 
be saved from Hell, Sadaqnh (charity) is evidence, a means to 
salvation and it clears Allah's displeasure with men. Hence, if 
some human beings were likely to go to Hell, they could 
avert that possbility by giving charity liberally. This call of 
the Prophet 99 is directed to every woman of every age and 
every place. 

* L 28 (surah law bah) 




The Hadith refers to the woman who always grumbles. 

The Prophet Sft said, "Of women, give charity often even if you 

have to give your jewllery because you form a larger number 

in Hell. You curse often and complain against yout husband." 

Thus, the woman who complains against her husband every 

now and then is one of Hell. We find an example of a woman 

from the books of history and sirah (biography of the Prophets) 

who was given to complain. She was the wife of Say y id ina Isma'il 

son of Prophet Ibrahim &M . Sayyidina Isma'il .S&B learnt 

eloquent Arabic from the tribe Jurhum and married one of their 

women, Umarah bint Sa'd ibn Usamah ibn Akil Amakji. His 

mother, Sayyidah Jiajarah *"*-Ji i$-it had died. One day, Sayyidina 

Ibrahim ?$£& came to meet his son but he was not at home. He 

met his wife who did not know him. He asked her how they fared 

and she let off a spate of complaints about their low standard of 

living. She did not praise Allah concerning their standard of 

living. So, he said, "When your husband comes home, convey to 

him my salaam and ask him to change the threshold of his 

home's door." She thought that the old man predicted better 

conditions for her. When her husband arrived home, he asked her 

if anybody had come to see him and she told him that an old man 

had come and she conveyed to him his message. 

Allah's Prophet 0, Sayyidina Isma'il said, "Pie was my 
father. He has instructed me to divorce you. So you better go to 
your parent's home." He then married another woman. She 
was of the same tribe and her name was Sayyidah bint Madad 
ibn Amr Jurhami, She was a very grateful woman who praised 
Allah often. Once again Sayyidina Ibrahim >&B came to meet 
his son but did not find him home- He asked his wife about 
him and she informed him tha t her husband had gone some 

* Mustadrak 1 Likim. 


where to earn a livelihood for them. He asked her about their 
wellbeing. She said, "Praise belongs to Allah. We are well and 
contended/' He asked her about their sustenance and she said, 
"Meat". He asked her what they had to drink. She said, 
"Water/' Sayyidina Ibrahim $£& said, "May Allah bless your 
meat and water for you! When your husband returns home, 
convey to him my salaam and advise him to retain the 
threshold of his home's door." 

Sayyidina Isma'il $^> returned home and asked his wife if 
anyone had come home for him. She said, "A beautiful faced 
old man had come. He asked about you and our living. When I 
told him about it he said that 1 should convey his greetings to 
you and advise you to retain the threshold of our door." He 
disclosed to her that the man was his father and she was the 
threshold of the door that the had advised him to retain. Allah, 
the Exalted, blessed them with twelve noble sons. 

There have always been grumbling women. They do not 
express gratitude to their Lord but complain of poverty and 
guarrel with their husband whose life they turn into Hell. Men 
should divorce such women. ^ 


In the beginning of the twentieth century, a movement for 
the freedom of women was launched with the basic objective of 
driving women towards aberrant ways. This was patronised by 
Jews and Christians who made known that their ambition was 
to lead astray the aliens who were very devoted to their 
religion so that they keep away from their religion and feel shy 
to describe its salient features. They boasted that they had 
converted many to athiesm. 

Anna Mieljan proposed that Islam could be wiped out - 
we seek refuge in Allah from such thought - in a short time 
by admitting Muslim girls to missionary schools within 
Muslim countries. She disclosed that the missionary schools 
were primarily opened with this end in mind. Muslim 

'Stories of the Prophets, Itm Katttil - fi«gIUh translation R tftO. Darul Isha'at 



women could be moulded in such a way that they do not 
distinguish between right and wrong and between modesty 
and shame.** 

Qasim Amin and his henchmen have also played a very 
effective role irf misguiding women. He had written a book, 
'The Modem Woman/ in 1900 and by the time he died in 1901 
his efforts had achieved considerable response. Two women - 
Hadi Sha'radi and Sazanbaradi - demontrated trampling of 
their veil under their feet in 1923 before the delegates of an 
international women's conference in Rome. The war against 
the veil had crossed the boundaries of Islamic countries like 
Turkey and Iran where the cruel Kamal Ataturk and Raza Shah 
Pehlavi compelled the Turk and Iranian women to cast off the 
veil. Turkey was once the centre of the caliphate, but now it 
houses certain places where women are displayed like 
merchandise. Is this the meaning of freedom of women? 
Certainly, all religions have prescribed the veil for women 
throughout ages and the Prophet had also received the 
command to enforce the veil on all Muslim women. In the veil 
lies ail good. We read in the Qur'a~n: 

O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women 
of the Believers to draw their outer garments close round them 
(when they go out on purpose). That would be more likely that 
they may be recognised and not annoyed. (33:59) 

Helen Stanbery has aptly described the plight of the 
Western society. When she was asked about the Egyptian 
women wfjom she had observed, she said, "The Muslim 
society is a perfect and sound society. It is natural that we 
adopt its customs and etiquettes that restrict young people 
within a reasonable limit. Let us return to the times of the veil. 
It is much better than the present shameless indecency that 
abounds in Europe and America, Avoid the intermingling of 

O Anna Micljan is a Christian missionary. 


sexes. We have endured it much in America which society is 
immensely immodest." 

Salamat Musa has also spoken about immodesty. He said, 
"One of the tokens of progress is that men and women must 
be well -acquainted with western mode of dance and must have 
experienced it." 

Allah says in the Qur'TTn: 

Say to the believing men that they lower their gaze and guard 
their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely Allah is 
Aware of what they do. And say to the believing women that 
they lower their gaze and guard their private parts and display 
not their adornment except what appears thereof. (24:30-31) 

If a woman shuns the veil to show off her adornment (to 
strangers) than that deprives her of Paradise. The Prophet $£ 
said, "There are two kinds of the dwellers of Hell whom I have 
not seen. Those who will hold whips like the tails of oxen with 
which they will strike the people. And the women who will 
wear garments yet be nude, they will be inclined and they will 
seduce and their heads will be like the humps of red camels. 
They will not enter Paradise nor feel its wind though it is felt at 
very long distances." 


These people who will beat others with their whips 
represent the rulers and their forces* 


They are women who will uncover some portions of their 

© Muslim, narrated by Abu Hurayrah .& 



bodies and cover others according to their sensual desires. This 
is rjJ (display of beauty, as stated in tile Qur'an). 

The foregoing Hadith says that such women will not enter 
Paradise - nay, not even smell its fragrance. Today, they move 
about without the veil and uncovered head and on top of it 
claim that they possess modesty and are regular in observing 
fasts and snlah and recital of the Qur'an, But they neglect the 
hijab; whole body including the head must be covered - the 
face and hands excepted.* 

This kind of woman lays claim to piety though she neglects 
the veil- We read in the foregoing Hadith that neglect of the 
veil efaces the advantage of pious deeds like fasting, prayer, 
Hajj, Umrah, zikr and others. In fact the guardian of a woman 
who docs not cover her body is also a flesh-pedlar who will not 
be admitted to Paradise on whose gates will be inscribed, 
"Cuckolds are disallowed entry." A cuckold is one who does 
not insist on modesty of his wife. What can be more immodest 
for a man than to let his wife move about unveiled? The 
Prophet flb said, "My miininii will enter Paradise - all of them, 
save those who reject/' Someone asked, "O Messenger of 
Allah! Who rejects?" he said, "He who obeys me will enter 
Paradise but he who disobeys me has rejected."* 


The Ahadith explicitly disallow women to behave as men 
in their gait, appearance and dress, and men to adopt 
effim mate characteristics. Such men and women are accursed. 
This means that they are deprived of Allah's mercy and of 
Paradise. The Prophet 01 has said, "Allah has cursed the 
women who imitate men and the men who imitate women."* 

In these times, there are many women who resemble men 
in dress as also men who take up resemblance to women in 
walk, speech and character. There ts no derth of men who 

© But, the uldFnd hold that I ho face should bo veiled in times of mischief. 

{Muhammad Alias), 
• Bukhari as narratotf by Abu Hurayrah tfc . 
TlxsnfdEhi Abu Dawned, Urn Majah, * 



imitate women in dress, habits and appearance. Of the women 
who are liable to be cursed is one who refuses her husband's 
advances for a sexual intercourse, saying that she is 
experiencing menses. The Prophet JS& said, "Allah has cursed 
the mughass«/fl/i whose husband calls her but she pleads that 
she has menses." The mughassfl/flh is a woman who pleads 
that she is menstruating. 

Allah has also cursed the woman who tattoos and who 
asks for it. He has also cursed the woman who plucks hairs 
from her eye brows and face and who asks for it to ttUfcjtae 
herself look beautiful. He has also cursed the woman who 
makes spaces between her teeth for beauty and who changes 
what Allah has created, 

A word Aill— » is used in Hadith, It means, 'a woman who 
shrieks at the time of distress/ Allah has cursed the woman 
who beats her face when a calamity descends on her and tears 
her garment at the collar, and the woman who utters 
blasphemy and wails. 

The Prophet said, "Allah has cursed the woman who 
scratches he* face, tears her garment at the collar, wails and 
utters words of pre-lslamic days/'* 

The cursed women include those who are dressed yet 
nude, Allah's Messenger Qk has commanded that such women 
must be cursed. 

Sayyidina Ibn Umar <&fc narrated that Allah's Messenger $& 
said, "In the last days, there will be women who will ride tike 
men. They will alight at the door of the mosque, though 
dressed but nude. Their heads will be like the hump red 
camels. Curse such women, for, they are accursed. If there was 
an ummah after you, then these women would have served 
them just as the women of the ummah before you serve you." 

Abdur Kaazaq (da'f ui-jamf - 4684) 

Pukhari # 4&tt. Muslim # 2125-120, Abu Dawud # 4169, Ibn Majah # 1989, Darami 

# 2M7, Musnad Ahmad, 1:415. 

Ibn Majah, Tabarani Kabir The wailing woman is one who describes the good 

■ |ii.'iii;i" of the dead raising her voice in competition with others. The Prophet 41 

said, "If the wailing - woman does not repenl before she dies then she will be made 

to stand on the Day of Resurrection between Paradise and Hell. Her dress will be of 

pitch and tlie fire will Cover her face." Tabarani Kdbir. 



Those women are very common in current times. They 
visit the mosques where there are shrines of Sayyidina Husayn 
4& and Sayyidah Zaynab Vfr* iv ^j - for example. They stand 
there in such a manner that they are semi-nude. They are 
adorned and .make supplication to other than Allah. This is 
sheer disbelief and polytheism. *»V *tf' aj* ^j Jj*-*i - there is no 
power and no might save with Allah . 


There are women who are careless in looking after pets. 
They neither feed them nor allow them to look for their food 

The Prophet $£ has described a women who matched this 

The Prophet $£ said, "A woman was sent to Hell because 
of a cat She had bound a cat and she did not feed her nor 
unbound her that she might fetch her own food-pf the insects 
(etc). As a result the cat died/' 

Thus, it is the responsibility of the woman who keeps pets 
to look after them. They are creatures about whom she will be 
asked. If one has to keep pets then one must ensure that they 
are fed regularly lest they come to harm. If that cannot be done 
then the pets may be set free to mend for themselves. 


Polytheism is a grave sin. It causes the polytheist to go to 
Hell forever. Allah has said that He will never forgive 
polytheism. The Prophet & said, "If anyone dies while he had 
been associating with Allah then he will go to Hell. The 
narrator of the Hadith Sayyidina Ibn Mas'ud 4& said, "I say 
that if anyone dies while he does not associate anything with 
Allah then he will go to Paradise."* 

When Allah's Messenger $& was asked about major sins, 
he mentioned four grave sins. One of these was ascribing 
partners to Allah. He said, "They are: to associate anything 

© Bukhari, Ahmed 

« iWikh.iii. 



with Allah, to disobey parents, to kill someone and to give 
false testi money/ 

Hypocrisy is also like polytheism. Both the hypocrite and 
the polytheist will be consigned to the depth of Med. There are 
three major signs of hypocrisy. They are: to lie when speaking, 
to misappropriate a trust and to breach a promise. The word 
'trust' has a wide meaning and it could be wealth or secret 
which he may misappropriate or disclose. The Prophet 8fc 
mentioned these three signs.* 

Similarly, to forge a lie against Allah's Messenger fi& is also 
instrumental in consigning the liar to Hell. 

The Prophet ij& said, "The biggest lie rs that a person is 
ascribed to someone other than his own father, or he sees what 
his eyes have not seen, or he ascribes to me that which I have 
not said/'* 

He also said, "If anyone knowingly forges a lie against me 
then he must look for a place for him in Hell." 

ftt Jlj I'ji ai' -* J* Jl & 1 *T jl 

Or, as the Prophet %& said. 
It is a great lie to relate a person to someone other than his 
father as ignorant people do now-a-days. For instance, when 
anyone cannot arrange for sustenance for his chilren then he 
gets adopted parents for them, or if a man or woman knows 
that they cannot have their own chJldern then they adopt 
someone else's children. They are then described as their own 
children, Islam has forbidden this practice. One who does that 
will be eligible for Hell because he contrarenes the command of 
Allah and his Messenger §&. But, if anyone repents his mistake 
and makes amends then the warning does not apply to him. 


The Qur*ah has placed the woman who commits adultery 
and who associates with Allah in the same category as those 
with whom a man cannot marry. Allah, the Majestic, says: 

© Bukhari. 
® Hukhari. 
© Bukhari. 



The adulter weds not but an adultaress or an associatoress, and 
the adultress - none weds her but an adulterer or an associates; 
and that is forbidden to the believers. (24.3) 

The Prophet M has also indicated that an adulterer does 
not remain a believer while he is commiting adultery. He thus 
said that this deed is alien to Believers. He said, "An adulterer 
is not a believer while he commits adultery and a theif is not a 
believer when he steals. And an alcoholic is not a believer 
when he consumes wine. And a plunderer is not a believer 
when he plunders and people look at him with raised eyes." 

Allah, the Exalted has said: 

And those who call not upon another god with Allah, and 
slay not the soul that Allah has forbidden, except by right, 
nor commit adultery; and he who does this shall meet the 
requital of sin- the chastisement shall be doubled for him on 
the Day of Resurrection, and he shall abide therein 
humiliated - except him who repents, and believes, and does 
righteous deeds... (25:63*70) 

Both the immoral man and woman are liable to go to Hell, 
However, if they repent and do righteous deeds - or have been 
punished in the world as prescribed by Shari'ah - then this 
warning does not apply to them. 

During the mi'raj, the Prophet $fr saw some people who 
had before them excellent and savoury meat and also, to a side, 

O Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Musnad Ahmad, 





bad-smelling meat. He asked Jibril fj&& about them. He 
informed the Prophet i^. "They are those who ignore the 
women whom Allah has made lawful for them only to go to 
the women whom Allah has forbidden for them. The Prophet 
w also asked about the women who were suspended by their 
breasts. So, Jibril &M informed him that these women brought 
to men those who were not their {the men's) offspring. (They 
were sined by someone else.) 

These indecent people will be punished in the Hereafter 
severely. However, those who repent from their sins and turn 
to the forgiving and Merciful Lord are safe from these 


Whether a man is arrogant or a woman, both are equally 
specimens of Hell. Arrogance is disliked by Allah and His 
Messenger t&, and people also hate it. An arrogant person 
imagines that he is superior to everyone. The Prophet has 
said warning his ummaJi, 1 If anyone has pride even as much as 
a grain of mustard seed then Allah will fling him in Hell face 

The Prophet J&l also said, "He will not enter Paradise who 
has so much as a grain of pride in him."* 

Arrogance is found in words, deeds and character. It is a 
despised trait though it might be an atom's worth. Why should 
a person be arrogant? He is created from a drop of semen and 
carries impurities in his whole body. We know from Ahadith 
that a proud person will not enter Paradise. The proud will be 
admitted to Hell. They may be men or women. 


What man utters with his tongue is either advantageous to 
Jiim and to others or wicked and accountable. Except for 
remembrance of Allah, every kind of excesive speech is a waste 
of time and harmful. Allah's Messenger ti& explained it in one 



of his sayings. He said, "He who talks much commits many 
mistakes. And, if be makes many mistakes then he will commit 
many sins. And, he who has many sins against him is more 
worthy of Hell." 

Sometimes it is good to talk but silence is safe. 
However, remembrance of Allah and defence of truth is 
exempted (from this axiom). The Prophet & said about it, 
"May Allah have mercy on the person who when he speaks 
derives benefit or observes silence against evil talk and 
becomes secure/'* 

It happens that a negligent person ridicules a religious 
practice or is rude to someone because of which he deserves to 
go to Hell. The Prophet ti$> said about this thing, "Sometimes 
one utters unintentionally what pleases Allah Who exalts him 
in rank because of that. (In the same way,) he utters, in a 
moment of negligence, what displeases Allah because of which 
he goes to Hell."* 

There is an ancient saying: 

Your tongue is your horse. If you preserve it, it will preserve " 


If a woman obeys her husband, offers salah five times a day, 
keeps fast in Ramadan, observes what Allah has enjoined and 
forbidden then by AUah's will she-will enter Paradise, 

On the other hand, she who is disobedient to her husband 
will enter Hell even if she is careful about with, fasting and 
other duties to Allah. A woman's entry into Paradise is 
dependent on her husband's pleasure. The Prophet S said: 

Whichever woman dies having her husband pleased with her 
will enter Paradise.* 

O Tabarani, . 

© Ibn Mubarik, Bayhaqi. 

• Rukhari # 6477, Muslim 50-2988, Tftmidhi # 23319, fan Maiah # 3969, Muwatta 
Imam Maalik # 5, Musnad Ahmad, 3/469 

• fmiidhi* 1161, JbnMajah# 1854, 



However, obedience to a husband is conditional to 
obedience to Allah. It" it involves disobedience to Allah then it 
is not .allowed to obey the husband, for, it is forbidden to 
obey a creature at the cost of disobedience to Allah. Thus, if a 
husband asks his wife to cast away her veil, srm should not 
obey him because he asks her to disobey AMah and unless he 
repents he will remain in the purview of a cuckold. As long 
as he commands what is reputable, it is wajib to obey him, 
Allah says; 

Then if they obey you, seek not any way against them* (4.M) 
The Prophet 8fc said: 

If I were to order Anyone that he should prostrate himself 
before anyone, I would order.the woman that she should 
prostrate herself before her husband. 

■ The Prophet .also said: 
( \^ OL-a£ OlJ *^_ i)1 o^i* *J*J Jl flijol J^rjJl l*z til 

- Whfen the maninvites his wife to. his bed, but she refuses to 
come and he spends the night angry, the angels curse her till it 
is morning,® 
He also said: 

It is not allowed to a woman to keep a fast while her husband 
is there without his permission,** 

This applies to sup.eerogatory fasts- However, she 
must *keep the' obligatory fast whether her husband is at 
home or pot. 

O Trimrfhi* 1159 

tt Bukharf # 3237, Muslim # 1272/1436, Abu Dawud # 2141, Harami # 2228, Ahmad 

© Bukhari # 5195, MusJim # 84/1026, Abu Ttewud # 245S, lirmidhi it 782, [bn Majah 

tf 1761, iJarami # 1720, Ahmad 2/444. 




Allah's Messenger $fr said: 

jUl J*\ j^\ jS#$ j ^li jS.UflJ ftUdt j±** U 

O company of women! Give charity often because I saw 
women in a mojority in Hell. 

When the Prophet £& went on mi' raj, he saw Paradise and 
Hell. He saw more women in Hell, so he ordered them to give 
charity to save themselves from Hell. Charity is a means of 
purity from sin and deliverance from Allah's punishment. 

Allah has said; 

% f*t£->^ f*^^-*^ 4*-^-* pJ>^+\ &s±*~ 

Take alms out of their riches that y ou may cleanse them. 


Sadaqah keeps Allah's punishment away. If a woman is 
poor and cannot give charity then she may make zikr and 
istighfar often. (That is, remember Allah and seek forgiveness.) 

A woman must not be the devil's help. She must devote 
herself to obey Allah and refrain from pursuing her lustful 
desires. According to traditions, certain things will transpire 
before the Last Hour. Knowledge will be withdrawn, ignorance 
will preval, adultery will be committed often, wine will be 
consumed commonly and there will be more women and 
fewer men. 

Sayyidina Anas ibn Maalik ^> narrated: I heard Allah's 
Messenger 91 say - and no one will narrate this Hadith to .you 
after me — "Withdrawal of knowledge, prevelance of 
ignorance, predominance of adultery, prepondernace of wine - 
drinking, scarcity of men and a large number of women so that 
there will be one man to look after fifty women — are signs of 
the Last Hour."* 

Withdrawal of knowledge will be through death of the 
Ulaftta (scholars). Ignorance will be rampant through 

O Bukhart § 80, Muslim # 9/2671, Abu Dawud # 60, Tirmidhi # 2205, Nasa'f # 4456, 
Ibn Majah #4045, Da rami #476, Ahmad 3/176. 



emergence of false claimants to knowledge who will issue 
ruling on the basis of their personal whims. Adultery wili 
spread and wine will be consumed freely. This will invite 
Allah's wrath and cause ruin. Sayyidah Ayshah k^at^j asked 
Allah's Messenger J$fc , "Will we be destroyed despite the 
presence of pious people among us?" He said, "Yes, when 
wickedness is abundant/' This refers to - abundance of 

As for fifty women depending on one man, it does not 
mean that one man will marry fifty women, 


How many women there are in the world who are perfect! 
We cannot count them. However, the Prophet 81 - giver of 
true information - has named them. 

The best women of the world are four: Mary am bint Imran, 
Aasiyah wife of Fir'awn, Khadijah bint KhuwayHd and 
Fatimah bint Muhasm mad- 
He also said: 

. There have been perfect men in large numbers. But among 
women none attained perfection except Maryam bint Imran 
and Aasiyah wife of Fir'awn, and Ayshah's excellence over 
women is like the excellence of tharid over other kinds of 

Men's perfection is because of various reasons: intelligence, 
religion, etc. But, it is least found in women. At most, four 
women have this perfection. According to one Hadith they are 
the chief of all women. The Prophet ttk said: 

Buklurl # 3346, Muslim # 2/288 

ft I irmidhi, Musnad Ahmad, Ibn Asakir. 

O Bukhari tt 3411, Muslim # 70/2431, Tirmidhi # 1834, Ibn Majah # .1280, Ahmad 

Jf m 



The chief of women of Paradise after Maryam are Fatimah, 
Khadijah and the wife of Fir'awn. Aasiyah. 




Nature of Hell-fire 


Gates of Hell 


Chains & Fetters of Hq[\ 


Food of Hell 


Kinds of punishment in Hell 


Keepers of Hell 


Allah's punishment is for every stubborn disbeliever and 
polytheist and violator of Allah's commands and every sinner. 
The fire is wild and it pierces hearts and turns children into old 

Allah kindled the fire in Hell. It burned for a thousand 
years till it turned white. Again it was kindled and it 
burned for a thousand years till it became red. It was 
kindled the third time and allowed to burn for a thousand 
years till it became black. Its fierceness cannot be mitigated 
and its heat is so severe that so much on opening as a 
needle's head would destroy all creation on earth. In fact If 
the keepers of Hell were to be seen then all who see them 
will perish, 

O you weak man! Ponder a whilel If the sun's heat 
becomes a little severe, you are on the point of death. You 
perspire profusely and breathe heavily. Then, what do you 
think of the severity of the fire of Hell? Will you be able to 
tolerate it? Allah's Messenger $& said about it: 

This fire of yours is one-seventieth part of the fire of HelL If 
it was not extinguished with water twice, there would not 
have been benefit for anyone in it* 

' He also said, "The fire kindled by man is one-seventieth 
part of Hell-fire/' Someone said, "Of Messenger of Allah, By 
Allah, the fire of the world would be enough/' He said, "The 
fire of Hell is above the fire of the world by sixty-nine parts 
and each of its portoin has that much heat/' 

Someone asked Allah's Messenger $1 whether the fire 
of Hell had eyes. He asked, "Have you not heard these 
words of Allah: 

Fbn Majah #4318. 

Rukhari3265 J Muslim 30/2843, Tirmidhi25S9 



L>-iij Uil^ U iyt^- _u*J o& o* ^f>]j \l 

When it sees them from a far place, they shall fear its raging 
and roaring. (2&12) 

A neck will protrude from Hell-fire, having two eyes with 
which it will see. It will have a tongue with which it will speak 
and say r "I have been appointed for every such person who 
ascribes partner with Allah,./' (to the end) 

Allah has said: 

Surely We have prepared for the evildoers a fire, (the canopy 
of) its pavilion will encompass them. 08:29) 

Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Abbas 4$> asked Mujahid & *+*~j 

<M-, "Do you know how large hell is?" Mujahid said, "No!" [bn 

Abbas ^ said, "By Allah, you cannot fathom. The distance 

between the ear-lobe of an inmate of Hell and his shoulder will 

be a distance of seventy years. Pus and blood will fbw from 

that as though streams." 

Mujahid asked whether there were rivers in Hell and 
Sayyidina Ibn Abbas j$& said, "No, there are no rivers but 
valleys. Do you know the extant of the bridge of Hell?" 
Mujahid 4gj£ Ai W-j said, "No." He sard, "Sayyidah Ayshah 
*•* w ^J had asked Allah's Messenger ^fj& about: 

*"v ** **•■*<£ . _*- 

And the whole earth will be His handful on the Day of 
Resurrection (39:67) 

she asked, 'Where will the people be on that day?' He said, 'On 
top of the bridge/* 


Allah has said: 

Tirmklhi * 32-11 




And for them shall be maces of iron. (22:2 1) 

When the fetters are on their necks and the chains, they are 
dragge d r i nto the boi I ing water. (4 0: 71 - 72) 

And He also said: 

6V ' 



in a chain of seventy cubits length* (69.-32; 

Surely with Us are heavy fetters, and a raging fire. (73:12) 
These things are for the inmates. The Prophet $& described 
them, A bowl was lying before him. He pointed out to it, "If a 
stone like it is released from the heaven, it will reach earth 
before night though the distance from earth to heaven is five 
hundred years. But if It is released from the top of the chian of 
Hell then it will take forty years to reach its bottom." 

Sayyidina Ubayy ibn Ka'b 4» said, "Each ring of this fetter 
is like all the irons of the world/'* 


There is a valley in Hell known as Wail. The Prophet 8fc 
said that the disbelievers will be put into it It will take them 
forty years to reach its bottom.® 

The Prophet #£ said: 

There is a mountain in Hell, Sa'ud, It is of fire, A 
disbeliever will climb over it for seventy years* Then he will be 
thrown down.* 

Some say that Wail is a pond in Hell where the pus of the 

© Tirmidhi. 

© Qurtubi. 

© Qurtubi as na rated by fbn Mubarak. 

© Tirmidhi as narrated by Abu Sa'ecii Kliudri. 



inmates accumulates. Some others say that it is one of the 
doors of Hell. 

The Qur'an says: 


And the shade* of dark smoke. (56:43) 
Some scholars say that f>**«J is a mountain in Hell in whose 
shade the inmates will try to get a nap. The smoke of Hell-fire 
is very hot. It is described in the words: 

t$ % if v 

Neither cool nor pleasant. (56:44) 


As for Ujj* (place of destruction). Imam Mujahid said that 
it is a valley in Hell while Ikrimah said that it is a stream of fire 
in Hell at whose banks are snakes like black mules. When the 
snakes attack them, the inmates will try to save themselves by 
jumping into the fire. 

Sayyidina Anas 4& said that c-j^ is a valley full of blood 
and pus. 

One of the rivers of Hell is named ^ . Sayyidah Ayshah 
4^ * lT^J was asked about the verse 

So they shall soon encounter perdition. (19:59) 

She said that ^ was a river in Hell. 

There is a prison in Hell called J^ + Sayyidina Abdullah 
ibn Abbas 4& and Ka'b <gb said that jU3i is a place in Hell. 
When it will be opened, all the inmates of Hell will shriek 
because of its heat. 

The Prophet j$£ said that there is a walley on Hell called 
f*U. The other valleys of Hell will also seek refuge from the the 
sererity of its heat.* 

The Prophet 3& also said, "On the Day of Resurrection, the 

Qurtubt reported thai Ibn Mubarak said J 'lt is a plate for shisborn tyrants/ 



arrogant people will be gathered like tiny ants in human form. 
Every little thing will rise above them and they will be 
admitted into a prison in Hell called Bulas where they will be 
given to drink the pus and sweat of the inmates of Hell.° 

There is a well in Hell called J^Ji ± *r. It is for those reciters 
of the Qur'an who recite it to be praised by men and perform 
deeds to show off. The Prophet J& said, 'Seek refuge form it/' 
The sahabah *£& asked, "Of Messenger of Allah, what is v*" 
a>Ji ?" He said, "It is a valley in Hell from which Hell itself 
seeks refuge seventy times every day. Allah has prepared it for 
the ostentatious scholars." 

Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah -$& narrated that there are mills 
in Hell which will be driven by the evil scholars. Some of those 
who know them will recognise them and ask them, "Why have 
you been brought here? We used to learn from you." They will 
answer, "Yes, we used to enjoin you with piety in the world 
but we did not put that in practice ourselves." 

Allah has said about them: 

Do you enjoin virtue upon mankind, and yet you yourselves 
forget it. Q:44) 

Sayyidina Usamah ibn Zayd *fe narrated: T heard Allah's 
Messenger jR say, "A man will be brought on the Day of 
Resurrection. His intestines would have emerged outside and 
he would be thrust into Hell, He will go round like a donkey 
round a mill. Other inmates of Hell will ask him, "O man, you 
used to enjoin piety on us and forbid evil. How are you here?" 
He will say, "But, I did not practice what I preached, and I 
perpetrated evil." 


The fire of Hell is fueled by two things: 
1. Human beings and 


firm id hi. A version BAYS that Hell seeks refuge hnnm it a hundred times dnd another 

version r J four hundred times.' 


2. Stones. 

Allah has said: 



...Whose fuel is mankind and stones. Tt is prepared for the 
disbelievers, (1-24) 

The word ^u!' (mankind) includes the young and old, 
women who do not wear the veil and other sinners, the 
disbelievers and the hypocrites. As for the stones, they will be 
the idols that were worshipped and the stone of sulphur. 

Allah says: 

(Surely you and what you worship besides Allah shall be 
fuel of HelL] (21:98) 

Ibn Mubarak <J* & ***-j reported that Sayyidina Abbas ibn 
Abduf Muttalib ^ narrated to Allah's Messenger $& said, 
"This religion will reign supreme over all religions till it 
reaches beyond the oceans. People will advance horses into the 
oceans to propagate Allah's religion. After that such people 
will come who will recite the Qur'an and boast, "Who can 
recite better than us? Who can know better than us?" 

Then Allah's Messenger iffifc said to the Sahabah 4fa, "Do 
you see any good in these people?" They said, "No", fie said, 
"They will be your own people/' meaning that they will be of 
this uminah. "And they will be fuel of Hell," 

Imam Qurtubi explained the word ftji^*J^j that the stone 
burning in Hell will be the stone of sulphur. 

The reason why it will be used is that the stone of sulphur 
has five qualities: 

(1) It is quickly combustible. 

(2) It has a pungent odour. 

(3) It has a dense smoke. 

(4) It is sticky and sticks on the body. 

O Qurtubi 



(5) Its temperature soars considerably on heating. 
May Allah protect us all from it! 

Some exegettes explain that the fire fuelled by stone is for 
the disbelievers, 


The votaries of tyrants are their workers and the evil scholars 
who are their 'yes men' in everything they say - whether lawful 
or unlawful. The evil scholars are the ones who enjoin piety 
upon others but neglect to follow up in practice. They forbid evil 
but do not refrain from it. Hie workers of the tyrants follow in 
the footsteps of these evil scholars, as also the evil orators. 

Ibn Mubarak reported that Sayyidina Anas ibn Maalik 4& 
narrated: Allah's Messenger J& said, "On the night of the 
mi' raj I saw people whose lips were being cut by scissors of 
fire. When I asked Jibril ^&^H about them, he said that they were 
the orators (who encouraged others to do good but neglected 
that). And they also recited the Book of Allah," 

Ibn Mubarak *4* ii W- j also said that the police who 
further the wrongs of the tyrants are also the dogs of Hell. (We 
beseech Allah to keep us safe from this!) 

The inmates of Hell will eat zaqqittn. 

<i -. 

Surely the tree of Zaqqum is the food of the sinful, like the 
molten brass; it shall seethe in their be Hies as the seething of 
boiling water. (44:43^6) 

They will drink pus. 



If they seek aid, they will be aided with water like molten 
copper, that shall scald their faces - how evil the drink and 
how vile the resting - place, (18:29) 

4 @ £di* i* s\ £ui % ; ^ ^f tji £$ si j^s 

Therefore, there is no friend for him here today, nor any food 
except foul pus, which none but the sinners fat, (69:36-37) 

The word j^ — c- is the pus of the inmates of Hell. Their 
clothes will be of charcoal. 

As for those who disbelieve, garments of fire shall be cut out 
for them. (22.-19) 

Their garments of pitch. H4.-50J 

They will be given gj-fr (i bitter, bad-smelling tree) to eat. 

They shall have no food but of bitter thorns, neither 
nourishing, nor satisfying hunger. (88:6-7) 

Some scholars say that g$/> is a kind of grass that grows in 
spring and dries in summer. The animals also eat it. Some say 
that gj-* is a stone in Hell. 

The inmates of Hell will experience severe thirst and 
strong hunger. They /vill plead with the inhabitants of 
Paradise that they should let them have some of their 

The words of the Qur'an are: 



And the companions of the Fire will call out to the companions 
of the Garden, "Pour on us some water, or of what Allah has 
provided you (in food)/' They will reply, "Surely Allah has 
forbidden both (water and food) to the disbelievers. (7:50) 


Bayhaqi has reported that Muhammad ibn Ka'b al-Qurazi 
said, "The inmates. of Hell will make five supplications. Allah 
will reply to four of these but not to the fifth. Thereafter, they 
will make no call. The Qur'an says: 

Our Lord, twice have You made us die, and twice have You 
given us life. Now we confess our sins. Is there a way out of 
(this)?" (40:1 v 

Allah's reply; 

That is because when Allah alone was called upon, you 
dispelieved, but when some one was associated with Him, 
you believed." So judgement belongs to Allah the High, the 
Great. (40:12) ■ 

They will pray: 

> * > 

f .^-- ^ i* 


Uj-p^J^ Ljj 

Our Lord I We have seen and heard, so send uft back, we 
will do righteous deeds, surely we are (now) convinced, 

Allah's reply; 

> <" 



So taste now (the chastisement) because you forgot the 
meeting of this day of yours; surely we have forgotten you 
and taste the abiding chastisement for what you used to do. 

The inmates of Hell will cry out; 

■j* ^*x" 

^ +^ ^"* 

L^Jjl _j& U^Lv J-— M L*r^ L> 


Our Lord! Take us out, we will do righteous deeds, other 
than what we used to do. (35:37} 

Allah will say: 

What did We not grant you a long life enough for one to be 
admonished who would be admonished? And there came to 
you the warner. So taste (the fruits of your deeds), because 
for the evildoers there is no helper. (35:37) 

They will again complain: 

<^A U^ UjJ £-£ 


Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were an 
erring people. (23:106) 

Allah will say: 


Slink you into it, and speak not to Me. (zinoti) 
Imam Qurtubi said that thereafter the inmates of Hell will 
not have any conversation with Allah. 


It is natural for man to cry when he faces punishment and 

feel pain on his body and soul, Sayyidina Anas ibn Maalik ^ 
narrated that the Prophet $& said, "O people! Weep from fear 
of Allah in the world. If you do not get the weeping then make 
as if you weep otherwise you will have to weep in the 



Hereafter. So, the inmates of Hell will weep to such an extent 

that tears will drop on their faces as though rivulets were 
flowing. Tears would give way to blood that will flow to such 
an extent that ships could sail in them. 


Sayyidina Nu'rnan ibn Bashir *&h narrated a Hadith that on 
the Day of Resurrrection the person who will receive the least 
punishment will be made to wear sandals of fire because of 
which his brain would begin to boil. 


Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah 4& narrated that the Prophet {& 
said, 'The fire of Hell complained to Allah that some of its 
parts overlapped on some others. So, Allah allowed it to take 
two breaths - one in winter and the other in summer. Hence, 
the severity of winter is because of Zamharir and the severity 
of heat is because of the extreme heat of Hell." 

O my Muslim brothers! Just give it a thought! You cannot 
endure the heat of the sun in this world. How you perspire! 
Then think of the severe heat of Hell - will you be able to bear 
it? May Allah keep us safe. Aameenl 

Sayyidina Abu Sa'eed Khudri 4$b narrated: I heard Allah's 
Messenger # say, "When Allah will assemble all the creatures 
on the Day of Resurrection, the fire will turn to them with full 
force and its keeper will stop it. The fire will say, 'Do not come 
between me and my spouses else I will surround all the people 
at once/ Hell will be asked who its spouses are, and it will say, 
'Every arrogant, tyrant/ 

Allah says: 

V J°^v *-^_$ Ajl*-^ LA 

o liiak i rah Qu rtu bi, I bn VI a j*i h . 

9 Muslim l/l^i lluktidri 6561, 6562/1 irmklhi 2hCM, Pawn* 2fl4fi, Ahmad 3/78. 

O Itakkiri # 5ta. 537, KW, Muslim 185/217 

A I ^/k . i<ih Qurtubi. 


It has seven gales. To each gate is assigned a portion of 
them. a 5:44) 

The names of the gates are: 
Saqar f 

nl-]ahim r 
as-Salr and 

Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Abbas 4$b said, "Hell is pitch black. 
Ther is no light in it whatever." ft has seven gates, each 
assigned a portion of them. 

Tbere are seventy thousand mountains in each gate &nd 
each mountain has seventy thousand passes of fire" Each pass 
has seventy thousand valleys of fire and each valey has 
seventy thousand houses of fire. Each house has seventy 
thousand rooms of fire, each room has seventy thousand 
pitchers filled with poison. On the Day of Resurrection, all 
these will be uncovered of the screen over them, Black smoke 
will spread about to all sides - to the right and left, to the fore 
and rear. Men and jinn will look at it and exclaim: 

O Lord, save usl O Lord, save us! 
We too will raise our voice: 

Sayyidina Abdulah ibn Mas'ud *$& narrated: 

The Prophet 4& said, "On the Day of Resurrection, Hell 
will be brought with seventy thousand reins, each will be 
pulled by seventy thousand angels/'* 

Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Abbas ^ said about the keeper of 
Hell that the distance between his shoulder is a travel of one 
year, If he will strike once with an iron rod then seventy 
thousand men will go down to the bottom of Hell." 

Muslim # 29/2848, Hrtnidhl # 2573 


We must derive lesson from these accounts. It is necessary 
to relate the Ahadith about Hell. There are some Ahadith that 
we cannot comprehend in this world merely with our 
intelligence. Allah has said: 

^> .?. < 


J* 1*1 ^J ± 
And none knows the hosts of your Lord but He. <?4:3i) 



^ Wife of Sayyidina NTTh 331 

^ Wife of Sayyidina LTTt &M 

•0 Wife of Abu hmhah - the carrier of firewood 

The woman who killed Sayyidina Yahya i$& 


Allah the Exalted, made the zvife of Saxjyidina Null ?4&M 
art example/or the disbelievers. 

She was wife of a Messenger -who preached to his people 
for mine hundred and fifty years, 

Say yidina'NlXri '■ftt^ invited his people for nine hundred 
and fifty years to believe in the unity of God- But they were 
unmoved, except for a tew people who believed during this 
long period of time. The believers numbered about eighty - or, 
according to some, lesser than that. It is worth considering why 
such a lengthy effort bore no result. Why did the people not 
accept their Prophet's invitation? Fvery thinking intelligent 
person is liable to get this question into his mind. 

One of the several reasons was the mischievous attitude of 
his wife. 

The Qur'lTn speaks elaborately on the refusal of this 
woman to accept the invitation of her husband and her 
becoming a hindrance in his mission. 

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Allah has struck a similitude for those who disbelieve - the 
wife of Nun and the wife of Lift. They were under two of 
Our righteous servants, but they betroyed them r so that they 
(their husband's availed them nothing whatsoever against 
Allah: so it was said (to them), "Enter the Fire along with the 
enterers/' (6e.w> 

In human history, the wife of Sayyidina Null was a very 
bad example among the wives of the preachers. In fact, she was 


also a lesson and example for the disbelievers. 

The Qur'an has described her sin and disbelief as hetraval. 
However, we must remrember that her betroval was not in 
their marital life. Rather, it was in belief of tawhid 
(monotheism) and - her husband's invitation. She betrayed 
him by incitng the people not to accept his invitation. 

Why did she reject his call? There is no answer to this 
question In books of history and the Qur'an. Nevertheless, 
history books do record her biography. This descloses that she 
was a resolute, strong woman. She did try to achieve a distinct 
position in the manner of women of this generation who seek 

to win liberation. 

She was a champion of women's liberation movement. 
Thus, one of the reason to reject her husband was her 
arrogance about her own person. She hindered her husband all 
through the nine hundred and fifty years of his energetic 
preaching merely to hold out that she was and independent 
woman. The result was that her arrogance took her to Hell. 


The biographers and historians have given Prophet NuVs 
>fcB wife's different names: Umzrah (or Awzrah) bint Barakil 
JS^c-vtji**, (Wahilah *Ui JO r Waghiiah <lU-<j). 

Sayyidah Ayshah t** M ^*j narrated that Sayyidina Jibril 
$£fl came to the Prophet and said that the name of Prophet 
Null's i& wife was Waghiiah *J£lj and of Prophet LuYs >&\ 
was Walihah *4**>° 

Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Abbas i& narrated: "The wife of 
Nuh $&& used to tell the people that he was insane. She did not 
commit treachery in their marital life." Never has any 
Prophet's wife comitted adultery and all exegeJtes are 
unanimous on this issue. Also, she did not betray him in his 
honour and nobility, but she did betray him in religion. Not 
only did she refuse to believe but she also incited others to 
reject him and not to listen to him. 

T.ifeirQurtubi (Surah dt-Tahrim) 



Mow thought provoking! The wife of a great Prophet and 
preacher stood at a very blameworthy station. How she 
rediculed her husband! Her conduct made her worthy of Hell, 
and other women like hen 

Her fate is a caution for every woman who is an obstacle to 
religion. It is also a warning for all women who instigate 
women to shun the veil on the pretext of female liberation. 
Indeed, we see the likes of N~u~rrs &M wife in every era. They 
are the women who work to remove all religious restrictions 
for women. Allah says: 

Enter the fire along with the enterers. (66:10) 
This Divine command applies not only to the wives of 
Prophet NhTh ^B and Prophet Lu~t ^M but to all women who 
follow in the footsteps of the wife of Prophet NTTh $m. 
Observe! Their marital relationship with Prophets could not 
save them from Hell and Divine punishment. The Prophet 8ft 
made it very clear that everyone must rectify his or her 
conduct, for relationship with a Prophet will not help any 
body* He had said to Sayyidah Fatimah y^M^fi 

Perform your deeds, for, I will be of no avail to you with 

He had said the same thing to his uncle, Sayyidina Abbas 
*£h and aunt, Sayyidah Safiyah l$$ M ^j. 


The era of Prophet NTTh $*M was close to the era of 
Sayyidina Aadam #3. Some say that Null i& was the tenth 
grandson of Sayyidina Aadam ^B - there were ten 
generations between them. 


The bonks of biography and history give his line of descent 


NTTh ibn Lamik ibn Matushalkh ibn Akhnukh (Idris) ibn Yard 
ibn Mahlabil ibnQinah ibn Anush ibn Shith tbn Aadam *&M t 

Someone asked the Prophet §fc, "Was Aadam &M a 
Prophet?" He said, "Yes he was a Prophet who conversed with 
Allah." The man asked, "How much time separated them?" Me 
said, "Ten qurun." The word qurun here means generation, not 
a hundred years. Some people say that Sayyidina N*uh McH was 
the first Messenger to be sent in the world, this raises the 
question; was no Messenger sent before him? 

This opinion is not correct Scholars of exegesis and history 
agree that generations that preceded Prophet NTTh >$*M were 
monotheists. Tabari has stated in 'TariklV that one hundred 
and twenty six years separated Sayyidina Aadam ^&B and 
Sayyidina NTTh 3£§L It is also stated in Ahadith that before 
Prophet NTTh SJKEfl, Sayyidina Aadam 8$9 - the father of 
mankind - was a Prophet. Also, his sons Sayyidina Shith f#M 
and Sayyidina fdris >&Bl were Prophets and Messengers having 
been sent to their respective peoples. The exegettes are agreed 
that these Prophets were sent to monotheist peoples, but 
Sayyidina NTTh SfeS was sent to idolaters. This rs why he is 
called the first Messenger. Allah says: 

\tl ^ *J$ ^4^ uLJa **£j» <J^ Uy LJl-J JLiJj 
*/"""*fc s*^?! ^ >i tf ***■* > if fi\t ->** ^1r i^l^ ^ -^ 

And certainly We sent Ntfh $£M to his people, so he tarried 
among them a thousand years [ess fifty years. Then, the 
deluge seized them while they were evil-doers. So We 
delievered him and the inmates of the Ark, and made it a 
si gn to t he worl ds, (2 ft u *7 5) 

All the ten generations between Sayyidina Aadam >$M and 
Sayyidina NTTh $sB were believers in one God, Then, how did 
they become idol-worshippers? What was the reason to 
abandon monotheism and take up idolatory. 



The history books tell us that there were pious people 
among them — some of them also Prophets named in the 
Qur'an as Wadd, Suwa', Yaghuth, Va'utj and Nasr, offspring 
of Sayyidina Aadam S&Sfl. When they died, the people were 
grieved much. They stayed at their graves remembering their 
piety. The devil seized the opportunity and came to them in 
human form and sympathised with them, saying, "Seeing 
your sorrow, I have decided to make for you a representation 
of these people that you may keep them with you and 
remember them. What do you say?" So, he made for them a 
representation of each of these five people. Then he made small 
statues - figuerines - of them to keep them in their homes. So, 
these people kept the statues in their homes as we keep 
pictures of our elders though Shari'ah does not permit it. It is 
forbidden to make pictures of anyone, and to Icep them in 
home is to drive away angels of mercy and draw in the devil. 

Anyway, the people of NTTh >#M kept the models in their 
homes. Gradually, they forget the origin and by the next 
generation the representations were taken as gods and 
worshipped. They gave up worship of Allah and believed that 
the idols gave them everything. 

So, Allah sent to them one of their own righteous men, 
NTTh SBS as His Messenger that they might give up idolatory 
and return to Allah. 

Sayyidina NTTh $&B preached to them for nine hundred and 
fifty years - day and night. He never was lethargic. But, his 
people refused to return to the ancient religion. They continued 
on their stubborn ways and idolatory. The Qur'an says: 

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Surely We seitE Nulh to his people saying, "Warn your people 
before there comes to them a painful chastisement/' 

He said, "G my people, surely I am a plain warner to you, 
that you should worship Allah and fear Him, and obey me. 
He will forgive you your sins, and will defer you to an 
Appointed term. Surely the term of Allah, when it comes, it 
shall not be deferred, if you but knew. He said, "My Lord, 1 
have called my people night and day, but my calling 
increases them in naught but (their) feeling. And surely 
whenever I called them that You might forgive them, they 
put their fingers in their ears, and wrapped themselves with 
their garments and persisted and showed vehement 
arrogance. Then surely I called them aloud; Then f spoke to 
them publicly, and I spoke to them secretly. So I said, "Seek 
forgiveness of your Lord; surely, He is ever Forgiving. He 
will sand down upon you rain in torrents, and will help with 
riches, and sons, and will assign to you gardens, and will 
assign to you rivers. What is the matter with you that you 
look not for majesty in Allah, and indeed He created you in 
stages? Have you not considered how Allah created seven 
heavens one above another, and placed the moon therein for 
a light, and placed the sun for a lamp? And Allah has caused 
you to grow out of the earth as a growth, then He shall return 
you into it, and bring you forth in a (new) bringing forth. 
And Allah has made for you the earth an expanse, that you 
may traverse thereof the open ways." 

NUh said, "My Lord, surely they disobeyed me and followed 
him whose wealth and children have increased him in 
naught but loss, and they have devised a mighty devise. And 
they have said, 'Do not leave your gods, nor leave Wadd, nor 
Suwa, nor Yaghuth, nor Ya'uq, nor Nasr/ And indeed they 
have led many astray. Increase the evildoers in naught but 

And because of their sins they were drowned, and then 
admitted into Fire, so they did not find for themselves any 
helpers besides Allah. 

And Null said, "My Lord, leave not of the disbelievers any 
dweller on the earth. Surely, if You leave them, they will lead 
astray Your servants, and will be^et none but miscreant, 
ingrate ones. My Lord, forgive me and my parents and him 
who enters my house as a believer, and the believing men 
and the believing women. And You increase not the 



evildoers but in ruin!" (71:1-28) 

Surprisingly, Prophet N"Q~h's >$M wife - in spite of staying 
in the house of a Prophet - rejected monotheism and 
prophethood. She had her son, Kin'an, too on her side. He 
openly rejected his father, 

Sayyidina NUh ftSOsft had four sons: I laam, Saam, Yafith and 
Kin' an. Except for the last named, all his sons were believers. 

When he had preached for nine hundred and fifty Jong 
years and the people showed no sign of belief, Sayyidina Null 
ffSfk was informed by revelation that they were not destined to 
believe. Only those few that had believed would remain in the 
folds of Islam, Allah ordered him to make a boat. 

Biographers and historians have stated thai. Prophet NTTh 
i&b grew trees for a hundred years. Then, In obedience to 
Allah's command, he began to chop trees to be able to build a 
boat. When he began work on the boat, his people made fun of 
him because there was no flowing water around to sail a boat 
on. He would say, "You will know soon/' 

Mis wife also ridiculed him. She fomented trouble by 
stirring up the people to mock him. She and her son stuck 
to idol-worship. Then - by the will of Allah - a violent wind 
blew and the whole land was flooded far and wide. 
Everyone, besides the Believers, was drowned* The 
Believers had embarked on the ark with Sayyidina Null rfcsSI 
and were saved. 


Some scholars state that the dimensions of the ark were: 
1200 yards long and 600 yards broad. It was three - storied. 
The animals, birds and human beings occupied each storey. 
Allah had commanded him to take on it two pairs of every 
kind. Allah said: 

E^pji* *l ***• &*+ ki Cr* 1 * 0*J JJ 31 &* ^^ 



We said, "Embark in it a pair from every kind, and your 
household - except him against whom the word has already 
gone forth - and whoever has believed." And there had not 
believed with him except a few. 01:40) 

The earth and heaven received Allah's command to let out 
water. Earth and the earthlings must be drowned - only the 
ark of salvation must sail on it and be safe. Thus, water poured 
forth from heaven and earLh and all the disobedient were 
drowned. The Believers were safe. 

After the destruction of those people, a new generation 
grew from the sons of Sayyidina NTTh ^*M - Saam, Haam and 
Yafith. Saam's descendants are the Arabs, Persians and 
Romans. The descendants of Yafith are the Yajuj and Majuj, the 
Turks and Saqaltbah, and of Haam are the Qubts (copts), 
Berber and the Ethiopians.* 

The ark sailed with Prophet NTTh >& and his co-travellers 
for a hundred and fifty days. When Allah commanded the 
water to dry, it stopped on land. 

Allah said: 

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And it was said, "Of earth, swallow your water and, Of 

heaven, abate!" And the waters subsided, and the affair was 
decided, and it (the ark) rested on j|-|udi. 01:44) 

Some scholars say that Judi is a mountain in the north of 
Iraq. Thereafter, Islam spread on earth. There was no 
disbeliever, nor any disobedient. All people were blessed with 
faith and were good worshippers. All disbelievers, including 
Prophet NTTh's ?£B wifo and son, perished, 

Allah says: 

Ibn Kathir (in his Tarikh) ami Bazaar (in hts Musnacl) reported vm the 
authority of Sayyidina Abu Murayrah *&> that SaanVs children included the 
Arabs, perfliana and Romans, and they spell gmu.1. Yafith 1 * children include 
Yajuj and Majuj, Turks and &u|«iliha and they have no good in then*. And 
HaanVs children dre the- Quhtis, Berbers and Sudanese. The Qubts art? 
Egyptian*, of spring Of Mlsriyarn ibn Quhl ibn t-iaatn Ifen Nub. 



,-j jj **-*** >•> 

And We made his progeny the survivors. (3Z-77) 


4& The mischievous woman 

Wife of Allah's Prophet IJTt &&A 

& She and Prophet Nuh's >&£H wife were told in this 

very life that they would go to Hell. 

She is the second woman after the wife of Sayyidina 

N~u~h t#M who is mentioned in the Qur'an as an example for 
the disbelievers. She too was a Prophet's wife - Prophet 
Allah says: 

>Jl ^IA £>> *L-i b>S <^j Xi- 433 ^ 

Allah has struck a similitude for those who disbelieve - the 
wife of NUh and the wife of Lut. They were under two of 
Our righteous servants, but they betrayed them, so that they 
(their husband's) availed them nothing whatsoever against 
Allah so it was said (to them), "Enter the Fire along with the 
enterers." (6fcW) .- O'- 

These words do not.imply a betrayal on the bed, but 
betrayal of belief. These women betrayed their husband to turn 

their people against them. 

This is the story of the woman who disobeyed her 
husband in order that she may have her say. He used to 
invite people to believe in one God and to abandon the 
idols. He also urged them to shun the unnatural act with 
young boys. 

However, she ridiculed her husband in co-operation with 
the people. She called him insane* Surely, she was an evil, 



She belonged to Sadum who had degenrated in morals. 
They are known to be the first people to commit unnatural 
act with boys. They perpetrated homosexuality openly and 
felt no shame about it. Perhaps our contemporaries are like 
these ancient people, for, we can find people, today, who 
boast about the sin they commit without the least 

In addition to this sin, the people of Sayyidina LTTt &M also 
indulged in robbery. They snatched merchandise of travelling 
traders. They were a very bad people, They resided in Sadum - 
near the border of Jordan and Iraq. 


We have seen what kind of woman she was. Sayyidina Lu~t 
$$$, had grown up in different surroundings. He had 
strengthened his monotheism under his uncle Sayyidina 
Ibrahim 3£9. He had also observed how his people had flung 
him into the fire. After that, Sayyidina LTTt 3$9 sought 
Sayyidina Ibrahim's ifeSsfl permission to migrate to preach to 
people. He cast an inspecting eye and found the worst of 
people in Sadum and Ammuriyah. 

Allah says: 

And Lut believed in him. And he (Ibrahim) said, "Surely I 
will flee to my Lord. Surely he is the Mighty, the wise. (29:26) 

Sayyidina LTTt >&h then married a woman of his 
neighbourhood. It is said that she was Walihah. She bore him 
two daughters. Time flew. He invited the people to belief while 
she called him insane. He followed in the footsteps of his uncle, 
Sayyidina Ibrahim &M and invited people to piety and Allah 
commisioned him as a Prophet and Messenger. He called them 
to believe in one Allah and to shun idol-worship + He tried to 
cure them of the sexual diseases which had affected them, 



homosexsuality - and highway robbery. 

He persisted in his mission, but they did not accept his 
invitation. His wife paid him no ear. Rather, she threatened 
him and warned him. 

Allah says; 

"Zf <* ^""i ■ »A. 

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jlCfcKJ 4 <zjfe s^ %*&& ^ ^$+ 

And Lut, (recall) when he said to his people, "Surely you 
commit an indecency in which no one in the worlds has 
preceded you. Do you come to males, and cut the way, and 
comit vices in your assemblies?" (29:28-29) 

The Qur'an reproduced their answer. 

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Expel them from your town, they are a people who keep 
pure. (7:82) 

However, Sayyidina LTTt ~&M did not care about their threats, 
Their enmity and obstinacy did not deter him in the least and he 
maintained to give his advice to them courageously. 

■&* ,<* ?/^" 

£ is-- *>^ 

Surely I am unto you a faithful Messenger, so fear Allah and 
obey ine; and I ask of you no reward for it; my reward is only 
with the Lord of the worlds. Do you come to the males from 


among all the creatures, and leave what your Lord has 
created for you of your wives? Nay, you are a people 
transgress] ng I i m i ts. " Q& 162- 166) 

Sayyidina Lift JSiSSIl continued to preach in spite of these 
difficulties and obstacles. It is not easy to trek the path of Allah 
and invite the people. 


People suppose that this path is laid with roses. Rather, it is 
very difficult and beset with hardship. However, ultimately, 
Allah's command prevails. 


Prophet Lift's &B two daughters believed in him but his 
wife remained a staunch opponent. She sided with the 
opposing people in order that she build for herself a distinct 
personality. She disliked obedience to her husband which an 
ordinary woman is known for. The women of today are of the 
same kind as her - regretably. 

The exegettes have explained that when the angels came to 
Prophet Lut >&£ft with the objective of punishing them, this 
woman disclosed to the people that guests had arrived at Lilt's 
?&0 house. The Qur'an described this as a 'betrayal'. 

Like his uncle, Sayyidina Ibrahim HS®i, Sayyidina Lut $£B 
was quick to host the guests and honour them. It was the habit 
of Prophet Ibrahim &&A that he did not eat till he had a guest 
with him which is why he was called OU-aJi ^\ (the father of 
guests). His nephew, Prophet Lift ffl had the same trait; he 
was always on the look-out h r guests. 

One day, he was occupied on his fields when the angels 
fibril M, Mika'il SB® and Israfil tfiB came to him as beautiful 
young men and requested him to take them as guests 
overnight. He took them home and disclosed to them the evil 
habit of his people. "By Allah, I do not know if there is anyone 
worse than them on earth/' , ' 

He took them home afraid that his people may not 
surround these young men. He told his wife not to inform 



anyone of his guests. She nodded but quietly slipped out of the^ 
house and disclosed to the people about the guests. In other 
words, she betrayed her husband. 

That was a bitter moment when the people came to him 
and demanded that he hand over to them his guests that they 
may commit evil with them. Indeed, they were the worst 
people in human history, The Qur'an says about this 
regretable event. 

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And inform them of the guests of Ibrahim, (recall) when they 
entered upon him, they said, "Peace \" He said, "SuTely we 
are afraid of you/' They said, "Be not afraid surely we give 
you glad tidings of a boy, possessing knowledge/' He said, 
"Do you give me glad tidings when old age has overtaken 
me? Of what do you then give me glad tidings?" They said, 
"We give you glad tidings with truth so be not you of the 
despairing/' He said, "And who despairs of the mercy of 
Allah except those who are astray?" He said, "What is your 
business then, O Messengers?" They said, "We have been 
sent to a guilty people, (all) except the household of Lu"r, 
surely we axe going lo deliever them all together, except his 
wife, of whom we have decreed that she shall be among the 
lingerers." So when the Messengers came to the household 
of Lut, he said, "Surely you are a people unkow (to me)/ 
They said, "Nay, we have come to you with that concerning 
which they have been doubting, and we have brought you 
the truth, and surely we are truthful. So travel with your 
household in a part of the night and follow their backs. And 
let not anyone of you turn round but go wither you are 

And We decreed for him that commandment that the roots of 
those (guilty people) should be cut off in the moring. And 
the people of the town came rejoicing He said, "Surely these 
are my guests so disgrace me not, and fear Alah, and degrade 
me not." They said, "Did we not forbid you from 
(entertaining) the people*" He said, "These are my daughters, 
if you would be doing." By your life (O Prophet) they 
wandered blindly in their intoxication. So the shout seized 
them at the sunrise, thus We made the upside of that (town) 



downwards, and We rained upon them stones of baked day. 
Surely in that are signs for the sagacious. And surely that 
(town) is on a road yet lasting- Surely in that is asign for the 
bel lev ers. SfeSl - 77) 
Sayyidina LTTt was worried on seeing them and asked. 

Is there not among you any right-minded man? m:78} 
He longed for strength to defend his guests from the 
evildoers. He said to himself; 

7** 7- 

& di X*fi 3 V fi 4 a» J 

Would that I had power against you, or might have some 
strong for refuge. ai:80) 

Prophet LUt #M said to them f "Your wives are pure and 
lawful for you. Satisfy your desires with them." 

O my people! These are my daughters! They are purer for 
you. So fear Allah and degrade me not about my guests. Is 
there not among you any right - minded man?" {11:28) 

His words, "these my daughters" referred to their 
wives who were like his daughters. The women of the 
ummah are like a Prophet's daughters while his own wives 
are their mother. 

(*r^» rv^>b nfrr* ^ ^s^^ «w' ur* 

The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves 
and his wives are frt^bpfci* their mothers. 03:6) 

Surely, a Prophet is of the station of a father for his ummah. 
Then, he prayed to his Lord: 

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My Lord! Deliever me and my household from what 
they dol 06:169) 

The angels saw that he could not resist his people, so they 
convinced him by disclosing the facts, 

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They said, "Of Lutf We are Messengers of your Lord. They 
shall not reach you. So (ravel with your people for a part of 
the night - and let none of you turn round - excepting your 
wife. Surely whatsoever befalls them shall befall her. Surely 
their appointed time is the morning. Is not the morning 
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Allah accepted His Prophet's prayer and blinded those 




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And certainly they solicited him for his guests: so We 
obliterated their eyes; (saying) "so taste My chastisement and 
My warnings." (5437) 

The people surrounded Prophet LuYs t& home so that 
they might commit wrong with his guests, but it is always that 
Divine decree prevails. They could not, therefore, harm them 
in the least. The Prophet i&< took his two daughters and wife 
and went out of his house a little before dawn. Allah had 
commanded them that none of them must turn back and look 
in order that they may be safe from the punishment that would 
overtake his people, ^,.-_. 

We know that his wife was disobedient to Allah in all 
matters. So, she did not obey this command too and turned 
back to see. She had great love for her people and this love 
took her to destruction. 

The angels destroyed the place and its dwellers. They 



turned the place upside down. This was the consequence of 
these evil people. 

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downward, and rained on it stones of baked clay, one after 
another, marked from your Lord. And that is never far from 
the evildoers. (11:82-83) 


She always demanded this day. She was the one who had 
informed the people of the guests. As a result they tried to 
commit wrong with the guests who were Allah's angels that 
had come in the appearance of beautiful lads. Sayyidina LTTt 
SSI stood in their way while his wife had incited them, not 
knowing that they will face a telling punishment. Finally, 
Allah ordered that they should be punished to extinction. 


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Surely their appointed time is the morning. (TT.-ATJ 

When they had surrounded his house threateningly, 
Sayyidina Lift ffl!m had wished that they should perish. But, 
there is a time for everything. They were given time to repent 
This is evidence of Allah's mercy. But, they insisted on doing 
evil. So, he took his daughters, Rita and Azya and his old wife 
and went out. There was an earthquake. Stones rained from the 
heaven as happened later on with the owners of the elephants. 
Sayyidina Jibril ^ffl carried the inhabitation on his two wings 
and took it up to the heaven where he threw it down wrong 
side up. When Prophet LuYs ^M wife heard the people shriek 
and turned back to see, she too was punished in the same way 
as her people. 




She stubornly committed sin till her last breath. She 
continued to disobey her husband. A woman who is 
disobedient to her husband faces a like consequence 
everywhere and every time. 

Allah's help for him is a source of satisfaction for a Muslim 
in all times. 

May Allah preserve us from every mischief. May He 
destroy every sinning people, as He destroyed Prophet LuYs 
people. Surely, only He hears prayers and accept them. 

'The carrier of wood* 

Umm Jamil Arwi bint Harb ibn Umayyah, 

the wicked wife of Abu Lahab about both of whom 
a whole surah was revealed giving them tidings of 
Hell while they were alive, 

she vehemently opposed islam in its earlier days; 
she used to harass the Prophet &» and back up her 
disbelieving husband, the Prophet's uncle. 


She is the third woman of whom Islam has told us (will go 
to Hell). She harassed the Prophet 'M*> Her husband was Abdul 
Uzza ibn Abdul Muttalib (Abu Lahab), the Prophet's $£ uncle. 
Before the Prophet $fc was commisioned, two sons of Abu 
Lahab and Umm Jamil were married to the Prophet's 91 two 
daughters, Ruqayyah ^^r^j and Umm Kulthum itf&m&frj. 
When the Prophet $& was commissioned and he publicly gave 
the invitaiton, Abu Lahab and Urn- Jamil instructed their sons 
to divorce the Prophet's $& daughters that he may grieve. 


Initially, Allah commanded the Prophet £fr to give the call 
to his relateves secretly. 

And wain your clan, the nearest kin. (2&2T4} 
So, he invited his closest relatives and siad, "I invite you to 
accept two words which are light on the tongue but heavy in 
the scale of deeds - give testimony that there is no God other 
than Allah and that I am His Messenger/'** 

O Si rah Halbiyah. 


His relatives rejected this calf politely and this was natural. 
History speaks for that But, his uncle Abu Lahab took family 
honour as a shield and vigorously opposed the Prophet j& in 
spite of the very dose kinship. 

He said to the other guests, "By Allah, this is bad and 
shameful Check his hand before other people check him/' Abu 
Talib said, "By Allah, as long as we are alive, we shall defend 
him. By Allah, they cannot come to you with their armies and 
supporters before we are buried in the grave." The Prophet's 
$* aunt, Safiyah l*** k ^j said, trying to pacify her brother, 
Abu Lahab, "Will you be pleased with the disgrace of your 
nephew and of Islam? By Allah, scholars have been telling us 
that there will be a Prophet from the progeny of Abdul 
Muttalib. He could be the one." This caused Abu Lahab's rage 
to increase. He said, "By AUah, this is wrong and doubtful 
women should restrict their speech within their bedrooms. If 
all tribes of Quraysh and other Arabs stand up against us then, 
by Allah, we shall be unable to stand against them/' 

Then he threatened the Prophet Ifc saying, "I will stake my 
wealth and children to throttle this call. His wife also abetted 
him and both husband and wife become staunch enemies of 
the Prophet tifa , 

When the Prophet $1 decided to invite the Quraysh to 

Islam, he went to Batha. He climbed a mountain and called out 
the Quraysh. When they were assembled, he said, "What do 
you say - i( I tell you that your enemy will attack you in the 
morning or evening, will you believe me?" They confirmed 
that they would. He said, "I am warning you that I see a severe 
chastisement..." Abu Lahab interrupted, "Did you summon us 
for this reason. May you perish."® 
At that, Allah revealed: 

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Perished are the hands of Abu Lahab, and perished is he. 
His wealth will not avail him, nor what he has earned. Soon 
he shall enter a flaming fire - and his wife - the carrier of fire 
wood; upon her neck a rope of palm fibres. rmrT-5) 

When she heard this, Umm Jam if picked up a stone and 
looked out for the Prophet fa that she might strike him. He was 
sitting in Mas/id al-Haram. Abu Bakr 4fc was with him. When he 
saw her, Abu Bakr *&> exclaimed, "O Allah's Messenger, there 
she is! I fear she might see you " He said, "She cannot see me," 
and he recited the Qur'a"n. Indeed, she did not see him. She 
asked Abu Bakr /fe, "O Abu Bakr, I have heard that your friend 
has made fun of me'' He said, "By Allah, he has not done that," 
She turned away, saying. "The Quraysh will know that I am a 
chiefs daughter/' She recited in verse 

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We rejected Muzamam and despised his religion and 
disobeyed his command.® 

This surah is evidence of the Prophet's mission. It is a clear 
miracle. The surah clearly says that both of them will go to 
Hell, but neither of them could even pretend that they were 
Muslims. The Uiama havestcssed this point 


After the revelation of this surah, Abu Lahab and his wife 
prevailed upon their sons Utbah and' Utaybah to divorce the 
Prophet's 0b daughters. While Utbah divorced Sayyidah 
Ruqayah ^ & ^j , he did not cause any other trouble to the 
Prophet JSk, Utaybah, on the other hand, was married to 
Sayyidah Umm Kulthum t^ *1u ^j but the marriage was not 
consumated till then. He met the Prophet Stk and abused and 
harassed him. He prayed against him, "O Allah, let one of your 
dogs subdue him." When Abu Lahab heard of this, he said to 

Ibn Kathir has reported this even! em the authority of Sayyidah Asma ^* h j> ; . 
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his son, " My son, J no more consider you safe." 

Hibar ibn al-Aswad narrated: We wished to take up 
lodgings in the cathedral of a monk during our journey But, he 
said to us, "Of Arabs, who brought you here? Lions roam 
about here like sheep. Abu Lahab said, "Because of my old age, 
it is my right to reside here/' The monk said, "Yes, Abu Lahab, 
you can stay here." Abu Lahab said to us, "Muhammad has 
cursed my son. So, I fear for him, St), pile up your luggage one 
on the other and put my son's bedding on that. You sleep 
around him on the floor." We did as he said and let Utaybah 
sleep on the pile of our luggage. We slept around him. Abu 
Lahab also slept on the floor with us. A lion came in the night 
smeNed each of US. Not finding his game iimong us, he jumped 
over the pile and tore Utaybah to pieces, severing his head 
from the body. Utaybah's last words were, "I did say that 
Muhammad is the most truthful of all men/' Thus, he died as 
the Prophet $& had prayed that he should. Abu Lahab 
confessed, 'T knew he could not avert Muhammad's curse/' 
This event too, is evidence of the Prophet's ij* true mission. 
But, Abu Lahab maintained his oposition and stubbornness. 
Rather, he was as arrogant as before, though might and power 
belongs to Allah alone. 

Books of sirah tell us that Umm Jamil would lay down 
thorns in the night on the Prophet's $jb path. He would walk 
over them in the morning without showing displeasure. This 
disconcern made Umm Jamil more irritated. 

She was rude and abusive. She would say to people, 
"Muhammad is a sorcerer/' [We seek refuge in Allah.] She 
made her husband follow the Prophet # during days of Hajj 
and tell every visitor whom the Prophet preached that he 
was a liar." [May Allah pretect us from such thought] 

According to Imam Bukhari, the Prophet could not 
stand up for two or three nights because of his illness. She 
came near him and said, "O Muhammad, I hope that your 
devil has forsaken yor. 1 do not see him near you." Allah 
revealed this verse: 



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By the morning brightness, by the night, when 'it is still, 
your Lord has not forsaken you, nor is He displeased, (93:1-3} 

The exegettes say that Umm Jamil will fare in Hell as it is 
described in the Qur'aYi. She will carry on her back wood of 
znqqiiui and a chain of fire will be round her neck. 

The exegettes say that the words a-j ^ J^- uta^r j* mean 
that a rope of fire will be tied round her neck in Hell. She will 
be raised at the edge of Hell and then thrown inside. This will 
be a continuous punishment on her. She will carry wood in 
Hell and throw at her husband. 


She faced a similar punishment in this life too. She used to 
place pieces of wood and thorns in the Prophet's $fr path. One 
day, while she was doing that, she sat down awhile on a stone. 
An angel came and pulled the rope with which she carried 
wood (to place on the path) and she was starngled to death. 
Immediately she was flung in the sparkling Fire. 

Allah says; 


and his wife - the carrier of firewood; upon her neck a rope 
of palm fibres. 011:4-5) 

The cruel and the disbelievers get this return for their 

Abu Lahab died in Makkah after the Battle of Badr. 
Though he had not participated in this battle in person yet he 
was much grieved at the defeat and he died within seven days 
of the Battle. He died of a contagious disease of the skin. His 
sons left him unattended for many days after death. His body 
burst open and gave out a bad smell. People rebuked them for 
leaving their dead father unattended in the house which was 
stinking with odour- His sons were scared that the contagious 



disease might effect them. When people rebuked them, they 
ordered one of their slaves, and all of them together threw 
water on him from a distance. They then tied him tip and 
dragged him to a higher place in Makkah where they dug a pit 
and threw him into it. Then they filled it up with stones from a 
distance* This was his punishment in this world and he will 
face a degrading chastisement in the Hereafter. 


{Soon he shall enter a flaming fire] G1h3> 
Abu Lahab was seventy years old when he died. 
. fn short, this woman too faced the same consequence as the 
women who disobeyed their hubands who were Prophets p$M 
f*iLJ! . This woman not only abetted her husband in disbelief 
but also incited him against Islam. No one shoulcr disobey the 
Creator to obey the created, A husband should be obeyeoLonly 
if it does no involve disobedience to Allah - and in such 
obedience lies salvation from the Fire, 


-0 Two of the worst women in history who killed 
Sayyidina Yahha tbn Zakariya f^-J\ U^lt , 


The punishment against causing hardship to a Prophet is 
consignment to Hell. Obviously, then, the punishment to one 
who kills a Prophet would be much more severe. Hirodiya and 
Salumi were respectively mother and daughter and the worst 
of women in history. 

Sayyidina Hesa tftM was born without a father and his 
maternal cousin Sayyidina Yahya %M was also born about the 
same time. His father, Sayyidina Zakriya &B was very old and 
his mother was barren, This happened is Palestine during the 
reign of Ruman. 


Let us first read about this Prophet ?*B. The Qur h an 
mentions that his father, Sayyidina Zakariya &3&, did not give 
up hope for a son even in his old age. He observed that 
Sayyidah Maryam f^iL-Jt l&M got J out of season' fruit in Bayt 
ul-Maqdis. So, he prayed to Allah: 

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(This is) a menlion of your Lord's mercy to His servant 
Zakariya. (Recall) when he called upon his Lord, calling 
lowly. He said, "My Lord! My bones are weakened within 
me, and my head is listening with hoariness, and 1 have 
never been unblest in my prayer to You, My Lord! And I fear 
my kinsfolk afler I am gone, and my wife is barren, so grant 
me from Yourself a heir, who shall inherit me and inherit the 
household of Ya'qub, and make him, my Lord,, acceptable (to 
Yoil)/' (19:2-6) 

Sayyidina Zakariya ft&& wished to have offspring that his 
son may take over his prophethood. Allah acepted his prayer. 
When he was engaged in prayer one day, an angel brought to 
him glad tidings of a righteous son who will be a Prophet, 
named Yahya - no one had that name till then, 

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So the angels called to him while he stood praying in the 
sanctuary, "Lo Allah gives yciu glad tidings of {a son whose 
name is} Yahya, confirming (Prophet Eesa} the word from 
Allah, and a leader and a chaste one, and a Prophet from 
among the righteous." (3:39) 

He was taken unawares at the sudden glad tidings. He 
exclaimed that his wife was barren and he was old. 

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barren, and t have reached the extreme old age?" <19:S) 

The angel told him: 

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He said, "So it shall be! Your Lord says, 'That is easy for me, 

and indeed I created you aforetime, when you were 

nothing/' rt9t9) 

His wife became pregnant. Sayyidina Eesa HCS was also 
born during these days. Some say that the wife of Sayyidina 
Zakariya &M and Sayyidah Maryam ^B became pregnant 
almost simultaneously. 

Sayyidina Zakariya >&&) taught and trained his son, 
Sayyidina Yahya ?&§! along religious lines. Allah had promised 
him that He would make his son a chief and a chaste and pious 

And We gave him wisdom while yet a child, and tenderness 
from Us, and purity. And he was God-fearing; and dutiful to 
his parents, and he was not arrogant, rebellious. Peace be ' 
upon hint, the day he was born and the day he dies, and the 
day he will be raised up alive, (19:12-15) 

He was an adherent to Islamic way of life and commands 
from early youth. He would preach to the children of Isra'il 
and advise them to shun ostentation and association. Sayyidina 
Eesa &*B also began to preach about the same time/ and he 
helped him in the task. In order to purify people from sin, he 
would give them a bath in the River Jordan- The Christian call 
it . 1 1 * ■ ? (baptism). 


The Banu Isra'il were going through extreme mischief. The 
King Herod Antipas was madly in love with his sister-in-law 
(brother's wife) and they had illicit relationship. He wanted to 
marry her, but that was disallowed in their religion (as taught 
by Prophet Musa *£»). He .sought a ruling in his favour from 
Sayyidina Yahya 85®, but he told him that she was not lawful 
to him. On hearing this, his beloved was enraged and thought 



to herself that she would get rid of Sayyidina Yahya $*M, 
Salumi was a great dancer and very beautiful. Her mother 
conspired with her that she should dance before the king in 
near nudity and give him much wine to intoxicate him deeply. 
When he made advances, she should ask him for (Sayyidina) 
Yahya's ^B head. Salumi did as her mother said to her. White 
dancing, she stripped herself of her garments one by one, and 
made the king drink plenty of wine. When he sought to make 
love to her, she asked for Sayyidina Yahya ^M to be killed, and 
he gave orders accordingly. The Prophet's head was brought to 
the king in a golden tray. A miracle was displayed. The head 
spoke the same words, "She is not lawful For you!" The king 
and his courtiers were stupefied on hearing that. 

When Sayyidina Zakariya learnt that his son was killed, he 
cursed his murderers and they died at the instant. When 
people learnt of that they seized revenge from Prophet 
Zakariya $BI and slew him while he was in his chambers. 
However, these events brought a spate of misfortunes on Banu 
Isra 'il. Allah caused Bakht Nasr to oppress them. He played 
havoc with them and levelled down their city and temple and 
arrested every surviving one of them, Allah destroys the 
tyrants in this way. 

Allamah lbn Kathir has written in al-Buiayahh im an-Nihaynh: 
Many reasons are mentioned for killing Sayyidina Yahya MS 1 , 
The most well-known of them is that the king of Damascus 
wanted to marry a woman who was closely related to him which 
made her unlawful for him. Sayyidina Yahya ?Sft disallowed 
him to do that. Hence, the woman demanded from the king that 
the Prophet should be killed. When the head of Sayyidina Yahya 
&M was brought in a tray, the woman looked at it and died at 
the very moment. Some others say that the Queen was in love 
with Sayyidina Yahya 8SB and asked him to meet her but he 
declined. Disappointed, she had the king order his death. At first 
the king hesitated but then gave in. The Prophet was killed and 
his head was presented in a tray to the king. 

Thawri reported on the authority of Thamar ibn Atiyah 
that as many as seventy Prophets f^-~ Ji ^frl* were martyred at 



the rock of Bayt al Maqdis. Sayyidina Yahya &Sc^l was one of 

Sa'eed ibn Musayyid reported that when Bakht Nasr 
came to Damascus, the blood of Sayyidina Yahya f& was 
bubbling, tic made enquiries. Then he had seventy thousand 
men killed at the spot. It was then that the blood cooled 
down. This shows that he was killed in Damascus. Bakht 
Nasr came after Sayyidina Eesa 35iia, Ata and Hasan Busri 
concur with this account. 

Ibn Asakir has reported from Zayd ibn Waqid, "When the 
foundation of the mosque of Damascus was being laid, I saw 
Prophet Yahya's $££ft head on the eastern corner towards the 
qiblah under a pillar. His skin and hair were intact." According 
to another version, "It looked as though he was mudered at 
that time." It is said that his head was buried under the pillar 
Sakasakah of the mosque of Damascus, 

Ibn Asakir has mentioned the reason for killing Sayyidina 
Yahya ?3&feJl. He said: A prince had divorced his wife with three 
pronouncements, but wanted to take her back. He sought a 
ruling from Sayyidina Yahya &$&, but he ruled that he cannot 
take her back unless she marries another man. This infuriated 
the woman and her mother advised her to ask the king to have 
him killed (He was killed and) his head was brought in a china 
tray, the head spoke out, "She is not lawful for you. She is not 
lawful.., unless you marrv her to another man." Allah caused 
the earth to swallow the woman, first her feet and then till her 
buttocks. When her mother saw her, she commanded a 
sword-bearer to kill her and he severed her head. There 
followed for the people a disgrace and they were eliminated. 

His head continued to pour blood till Bakht Nasr had 
seventy-five thousand people killed at the blood. Then a 
Prophet of Banu Israel, Sayyidinah Armiya &bB arrived and 
said "O Blood, you have eliminated Banu Isra'iJ. Stop by the 
command of Allah!" The blood ceased to flow. However, the 
very first account is more known. 


O People, do not oppress women! 

There is a sign For us in the lives oF women who 
disbelieved and committed sin and opposed Allah and His 
Prophets f^-Ji^^-l* . Allah returned their evil deeds with 
punishment They had neglected Allah and thought that they 
were Fighting a battle with Him. 

We have seen that Sayyidina Vahya &£& and Sayyidina 
Zakariya >&B were murdered only that their muderers 
may further their sensuous desires. They thought that 
they would live forever. They forgot Allah and He put 
them aside. 

We learn that sin is cause of punishment Disobedience to 
Allah is not merely disbelief but also violatoin of His command 
— not doing what He says and doing what He forbids, 

O Muslim sister! When you know that somethnig is a 
means of Allah's displeassure then shun it. Do not go near 
it. And when you learn that something draws one near 
Allah, then make it a point to do it that will take you to 

This book is an invitaion to every woman who does not 
observe the veil. Allah says: 


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O Prophetl Tell your wives and your daughters and the 
women of the Believers the draw their outer garments 
close round them (when they go out on purpose). That 
would be more likely that they may be recognised and not 
annoyed. (33:59) 

This book is also an invitaion to the women who let their 
grown up daughters move about unveiled on the plea that they 
are yet 'children', not yet married. Whether a grown-up girl is 
married or not, she has to obseve the veil, none of her body 



may be visible except her face and her palms. o Mothers will 
surely be asked how they trained their daughters (and sons) 
because they are the first place of education* 

Men also have a great hand in training daughters and sons, 
A girl can assure her father, husband and brother either 
Paradise or Hell. If they encourage her to obey Allah then they 
will go to Paradise but if they let her pursue her desires then 
she will take them to Hell even if they are constant at salah, 
fasting, hajj and righteous deeds, 

O People! Do not commit opression by allowing women 
false liberty and equality that she may do what she likes. What 
kind of equality you want? Allah says: 

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Men are the managers of the affairs of women because Allah 
has made the one to excel the other, and because of what they 
expend of their riches (for them). (4:34) 


And the male is not like the female. (3:36) 
The Prophet Sfc said, "O women, give charity, for, I have 
seen in Hell more women (than men)." They asked, "O 
Messenger of Allah, why is that so?" He said, "You have the 
habit to curse other people and to disobey your husband/'® 

In his final will the Prophet Jj& left instructions for women 
that men should protect them and not leave them free to 
pursue their desires. 

But today's man is disobedient to the Prophet's will. He 
has given woman a free rein and she does what she likes in the 
name of 'female liberty' and equality. Thus, she is a partner of 

O The irldnid have ruled that during fitnah (truil), wuirum should ctwr her face and 

hands tea. 
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man in every worldly affair but not religion. There is in every 
home nudity, sin, indecency and 'sex-worship'. Great people 
like graduates advocate equal representation for women in 

O Muslim woman! Pay no need to these men. They will 
take you to Hell. Listen to the message in the Qur'an that 
invites you to Faradise. Listen to it and conduct yourself 
according to it. Allah will grant you success. 


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And stay in your houses, and display not your adornment 
like the displaying of the (time of) former paganism; and 
establish salah and pay the zakah, and obey Allah and His 
Messenger. Allah only desires to take away from you all 
abomination, O people of the household {of Muhammad), 
and to purify you with a thorough purifying. 
And remember that which is recited (by the Prophet in) your 
houses of the revelations of Allah and the Wisdom. Surley 
Allah is ever Subtile, Aware. (3&33-34J 

These instructions are for the holy wives of the Prophet $& 
and the believing women. The wives of the Prophet ffl* are the 
most superior women of this ummah. Allah commands them 
that they must stay home. They were disallowed to go out of 
the house unnecessarily. They were told to observe the veil, 
keep up salah, pay znkaii and obey Allah and His Messenger £&&. 
When they do that, Allah will purify them. 

Every woman of this ummah is expected to follow these 
guidelines. Let no one imagine that these are orders 
exclusively for the Prophet's &k wives. Rather, every command 



in this verse applies to every Muslim woman - the veil, staying 
in the home, mlah, zakali, righteous deeds, and so on* Every 
woman must observe them. 

We pray to Allah to forgive lis and to give us security. We 
pray to Him to guide us, to give us prosperity and to protect us 
from Hell. 

We pray to Him to cause this our deed - and other deeds - 
to add to our good deeds in the scale on the day of 
Resurrection. Aameen! 

(And, O Allah, shower blessings and peace on Muhammad 
and on his family and companions!) 

Mansttt Abdul Hakim Muhammad 

Cairo: 12 th Zut Hajfah 1420 AH 
(20th March 2000) 


Mansur Abdul Hakim has written this book with the 
intention of awakenig women to reality. They may be cautions 
and not misled by mischievous promises of a liberated tife. 

Examples of women who deserve to go to Hell are given. 
This portion tells them of the things and way of life they must 
avoid. Some outstanding pious women whose lives they may 
emulate are also mentioned. 

There follows a description of Hell and its inmates. 
Perhaps in learning of this, we may fear our consequences and 
correct our lives. 

Next there ts glimpse of the lives of women who had an 
ideal opportunity to live with Prophets, but they lost it. Their 
objective was to portray their individual personality as distinct 
from their husband. 

Umm Jamil and her husband Abu Lahab are next 
menioned. They did the most they could to make life difficult 
for the noble Prophet $b but they had to pay dearly in this life 
and will face punishment in the next. A brief account of 
Prophet Yahya's ^^ life follows. The role of Salumi and 
llerodiya in his life is described. Daughter and mother - whose 
Biblical names are Selome and Herod ias - were responsible for 
killing the Prophet H®, 

The book winds up with a conclusion and sound advice for 

Among other books by the author is one about women 
who are given tidings of Paradise. 




l*Etge number follow [he Ollcy; fti denotes Ibouiote while f denotes a few pages more 

Attdarn n Pruphel was: 58 

Aadani: 571 

Ans ibn Wh "il I7n 

Ausiiurr 341 

Abbas ibn Abdul Mmuilih: 44 

Abdul U/za ibn Abdul Mu mi lib 75 

Abdullah ibn Abrms: See 9bn Ahrnu 

Abdullah ihn rn'iisud: see ibn MusTid. 

Abdullah ihn Umiir: see ibn Ulnar 

Abu Bakr: 77 

Abu Uurdyrah; 24n. 25n. 43n, 4«i\ 

63 n 
Abu I.;ibiib:75 

Abu Jalnih's Stirpes rolled: 70 
Abu Saeed Kuudri: 40 
Ahuhilib 76 
adulterer's belie)":! 1 ) 
alcoholic :29 

Allah, remembrance of: 31. 33 
AHah's hdp:73 
AiiiMiunyEih: 66 
Amis ibn Maalik: 33.42,45.48 

Am in MieJjisn: 22 
Ark built: 62 
Armiya: 85 

Asm;;; 77n 

Aia: 85 

Ayshiih: 34. 4(1 42, 56 



liadr, UaUle ul": 7« 
LJiikht Nasr: H4I 

Baptism; 83 

bch&ving like olbcr sex 25 

Charily, give: 18. 33. 88 
Creator IKN Created obey 80 
CuekoEd:E6, 25 


Divine decree prcvoils:7 1 


licltpse: 10 
ticsa: KIT 

[nlher of guests: 68 
I'atimiTh bint Muhammad: 341". 57 
l-'ireoi "1 IcIE described: 39 
|-ruii. o IT season: 81 


Chiles tin-Jell, names ol: 50 
guests must; 68 


Haam: 63 
I tads Xh si rndi:23 
lliijsirnh 21 
Hasan Ba&ri 85 
Helen Sum bery: 23 
4Ierod Amipas; 83 
I tcrodias. see f liradiya 
Hibai ibn iif Aswiid: 78 
Highuay robbery: 67 
tlrrodivit: 8JK 
I lomosexuaJtly: 66 1" 
Husayn: 27 

Husband, Ingratitude to: 15.19 
Husband prostrate to: 32 
Hypocrisy: 28 

Ihn Abb us 19. 40. 42. 5 Oil 56 
Ibn M:isud- 27. 50 
Ibn Mubarak: 4 In. 44 f 
Ibn liiniir 26 
Ibrahim 21] 661 
IdoltttOO origin &£ 58 
Emdligenee .deficiency in :I3 

religion . defieienev in : 15 
Isnni "ii: 21 f 


Jibril: 301". 45. 56. 68, 72 
.Indium 21 


Kab: 42 

kauntl Alaturk: 23 

Khiidijiih binl KhuwayJid: 34f 

Killing 28 

Kin an: 59 


Lasl hour, signs of: 33 



Mtirynmbim fmnw: 3411 81 
Men an: responsible: Sfl 

Mika L il:68 

Misriyam ihn'Qiibi: 63n 
Modem Woman, Trie: 23 
mughass&Sah: 26 

Muli am mild ibn kaii: 47 

Mtij:i!ml 42 

Musa: 83 

Muslim noi eas> in be: ft& 

Muslin has All;iii> hclp:73 

' \ 

Nasrc 59 

Nn itiun ihn lliishir; 49 

Nude with garments: 54. 26 

Nuh: 551' 

Nuh's wile's iiEimes: 56 


Obcdienct; first to Allah; 16. 52, SO 


I'aruuhuod, ascribing wrong: 28 

Piircnis. disobeying; 2H 

1'cls. 27 

plunderer 29 

Practice what prvueheal did nui. 43 

Pride: 30 

I'rophvi cursed UiHvbfth; 77 

pfuphct likg fiAhcrJO 

I'mphuf * itau^liiersi tiivureed 77 

__ O 

Qasfm Amin, 23 
Quito: 63 

Qurliihi 44. 4 X 
Qusaj 1 8 


RunSfcah PahUm: 23 
Keciiers ofQutfiui 43 f 
Red camels: 24 

Kiui 7: 

Rulings IreeK issued: 34 

[tudavvtih 75, 77 


Sliced ihn Mus-siyub: X5 

Saam: 63 

Kadat|ull keeps aua\ punishment. 33 

Satin m : 66 

StiUvali >7. 76 

Snliimtm Miisa 24 

Nnlomc. see S;i1umi 

Sandal* ot' fire: 49 
Saqalibah: 63 
Sawmj; SIf 

ttayyidnh bim madad: 21 
Sa/.un harudi: 23 
Scholars, evil; 43 
Signs of Allah: I 1 ) 
Sdcsiee 31 


Tbilkiius much: set silence 
Testimony, fatec: 28 
TiKiiiisir ihn Alfyah: K4 
"[ htiwn: 84 

Thresh old ul'tfoor. chimge; 21 
Tongue, preserve: 31 
Truth, defiance id :3l 
Tyrant spline olllelh 49 

llhirsA ihn Kn'b:4I 
lftm» ihn Khalaf:!? 
Umanih hint Sa'd: 2t 
Umm Jimnii anvi: 75f 

Umni kuJihum; 75, 77 
Usmmdi ibnZayd; 43 

Ut:i_vh;ih: 771' 
Uthah: 77 



sampled: 23 


. return to: 23. 57 


WnUd; 59 

Walihafc 66 
Wigkudness: 34 
Women. belief"! 34 

Yauq: 5V 

Ya'qub; &2 

YalTlli 63 

Yaghuilr 59 

Yah) li ihn £nkariyn:Sl f 

Yahyiis head under pillar K5 

Yajiif Majuj: 63 

Yes men: 45 


/akamn: SIT 

Xammiiir; 49 

/avd ibn vuu|id K5 

/avnah 27 

/ikr; see Allah remembrance